Oaths Related to Eating and Drinking


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc. / Sunday, August 31st, 2008

1. A person took an oath that he will not drink this
milk. Thereafter that milk turned into yoghurt and he consumed it. His oath will
not break.

2. A person had a kid goat and took an oath that he
will not consume the meat of that kid. After that kid grew into a fully grown
adult goat, he consumed its meat. His oath will break.

3. A person took an oath that he will not consume any
meat. Thereafter, he consumed some fish, liver or the tripe of an animal. His
oath will not break.

4. A person took an oath that he will not eat this
wheat. Thereafter, this wheat was ground and made into bread or a dish made of
crushed wheat. If he consumes any of these, his oath will not break. But if he
boils or roasts the wheat and consumes it, his oath will break. However, if at
the time of taking the oath, the person intended that he will not consume
anything made from it, then his oath will break with anything
that is made from it.

5. A person took an oath that he will not eat this
flour. If he eats bread that is made from this flour, his oath will break. If
any pudding, sweetmeat or anything else is made from this flour, even then his
oath will break. If he eats a mouthful of this raw flour, his oath will not
break.

6. A person took an oath that he will not eat bread. If
he eats any bread, his oath will break irrespective of how it is made or what
ingredients are used. As long as it is referred to as bread in that area, his
oath will break if he consumes it.

7. A person took an oath that he will not eat the head
of any animal. If he eats the head of a bird, quail or fowl, his oath will not
break. But if he eats the head of a goat or bull, his oath will
break.

8. A person took an oath that he will not eat fruit. If
he eats pomegranates, apples, grapes, dried dates, almonds, walnuts, currants,
raisins, dates, etc. his oath will break. But if he eats water melons, sweet
melons, cucumbers, mangoes, etc. his oath will not break.

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