To take back the camels you have refused to keep

Q: I bought residential dwellings from a person, and then problems arose between that person and me. I then said: "These houses are Haram 'prohibited' to me just as my mother is Haram to me 'for marriage' until a legal judgment is decided." Some benevolent people brought about a reconciliation between us by increasing the amount of five thousand riyals to the sixty thousand riyals which was previously agreed upon. My question is: Whether the houses in question are considered Haram to me bearing in mind that now I own them? Please provide me with the answer as soon as possible as I am preoccupied with the prohibition that I imposed on myself. It is worth mentioning that I am a married man and I fulfill all my duties towards my wife. May Allah safeguard you and reward you with the best.

A: It is Wajib (obligatory) on you to offer a Kaffarah (expiation) for your oath for declaring the houses Haram to you then changing your mind. This is because the sentence that you uttered in this regard carries the meaning of taking an oath and thus it takes its ruling. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.