Q 3: When I was playing football with one of my Muslim friends, I broke my leg.
I swore by Allah that I would never play football again after I recover.
I took this oath in one place, but I do not know whether I did so in other places or not. What is the ruling if I took this oath in many places? The problem now is that my teacher asks me to play football for the sake of my exams, for if I did not play, I will have low grades. Please enlighten me about the Kaffarah (expiation) for my oath and on how to make it. Please provide me with the number of the Ayah (Qur'anic verse) and the name of the Surah (Qur'anic chapter) in which the Kaffarah for an oath is mentioned, in addition to a Hadith Sahih (authentic Hadith) in this regard, if one exists. After offering the Kaffarah, may I continue to play football or should I quit? It should be mentioned that I have begun to adhere to the Islamic teachings and to devote my worship to Him. I also started to pray specially after (Part No. 23; Page No. 95) I broke my leg, praise be to Allah for this and for quitting football, but it is all about the circumstances of my study, may Allah reward you!
If you break your oath or want to break it, you should make Kaffarah once, even if you repeated the oath, for the subject of the oath is the same. Allah (Exalted be He) says in Surah Al-Ma'idah:
Allâh will not punish you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He will punish you for your deliberate oaths; for its expiation feed ten Masâkîn (poor persons), on a scale of the average of that with which you feed your own families, or clothe them or manumit a slave. But whosoever cannot afford (that), then he should fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths when you have sworn. And protect your oaths (i.e. do not swear much). Thus Allâh make clear to you His Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) that you may be grateful.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.