Withdrawing an oath

Q: About 5 years ago, I took an oath that I will not get involved with any female. If I did, then my nikah with her will terminate. Presently, my wife treats me badly, we do not share a bed. I am told to sleep in another room. I want to know, if I can withdraw my oath, as the scenario has changed? I am told to just issue her with her freedom, as she has been unhappy for the past 25 years.

A: You cannot withdraw the oath.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)