Q 2: If
I swear not to do a certain thing and then my father swears that I will do it, what should I do?
Should I do it or not?
If someone swears that they will do or not do something, and later finds out that breaking their oath will be for the best, they should break their oath, perform the Kaffarah (expiation), and do whatever it is that is better. (Part No. 23; Page No. 152) This is based on what was authentically reported on the authority of
`Abdul-Rahman ibn Samurah! (may Allah be pleased with them both), who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said,
“If you swear an oath and then you see that (doing) something else is better than it, offer Kaffarah (expiation) for your oath and do that which is better.”
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.