Valid reason for breaking one's oath

Q: I am a 15 year old boy.

1. Once I was playing an indoor game with my family and lost. In anger I sweared upon Allah that I will never play this game. Now can I play the game? Is there any expiation?

2. Similarly I once went to a relatives house where I had an argument. I then sweared upon Allah and Holy Quran that I will not go to that relatives house.

Please guide me regarding both the cases. 


1. Do not break your oath. Breaking the oath is a serious offence.

2. In this case you should break your oath and discharge the kafaarah. It is mentioned in the Hadith that if one takes an oath to do something which is impermissible in shariah, he should break his oath and discharge the kafaarah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)