Oaths Related to Entering a House


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

1. A person took an oath that he will never enter your
house. Thereafter, he stood on the porch or below the balcony of your house
without actually entering the house. His oath will not be broken. However, the
moment he enters through the door, his oath will break.

2. A person took an oath that he will not enter a
particular house. Thereafter, when that house became completely delapidated and
ruined, he entered it. His oath will break. But if that house was completely
flattened to such an extent that there are no traces of it, or it has been
turned into an orchard, or a musjid has been constructed in its place, or it has
been turned into a farm and thereafter he entered it, his oath will not be
broken.

3. A person took an oath that he will not enter a
particular house. Thereafter, it was ruined and reconstructed. If he enters the
house, his oath will break.

4. A person took an oath that he will not enter your
house. He then landed onto your roof by jumping from the
upper storey of the house next door. By him standing on your roof, his oath will
break. This is even if he does not come down into your
house.

5. While a person was sitting in a house, he said: “Now
I will never come to this house.” After taking this oath, he continued sitting
there for a little while. His oath will not break irrespective of how many days
he may remain in that house. But the moment he goes outside and then enters the
house, his oath will break. If a person takes an oath that he will not wear
these clothes (i.e. the clothes that he is presently wearing) and immediately
thereafter he removes them, his oath will not break. But if he does not remove
them immediately and continues wearing them for some time, his oath will
break.

6. A person takes an oath that he will not live in this
house any longer. Immediately thereafter, he begins with preparations to leave
that house. His oath will not break. But if he waits for a little while and does
not commence with his preparations immediately, his oath will
break.

7. A person takes an oath that he will not set foot in
your house. This means that he will not enter your house. If he enters your
house while being carried in a carriage and remains sitting in it and does not
place his foot onto the ground, even then his oath will
break.

8. A person took an oath and said that he will
definitely come to your house at some time or the other. However, he never got
the opportunity of coming to your house. As long as he is alive, his oath will
not break. The moment he is about to die, his oath will break. He should
therefore make a bequest that the kaffarah for breaking an oath should be given
from his wealth.

9. A person says that he will not go to the house of a
certain person. This person should not go to the house in which that person is
living irrespective of whether it is that person’s own house, whether he has
taken it on rent or whether he has borrowed it from
someone.

10. A person takes an oath that he will never come to
you. Thereafter, he asks someone to carry him and take him to you. Even in such
a case his oath will break. However, if someone carries him and brings him to
you without his asking that person to carry him, his oath will not break.
Similarly, if a person takes an oath that he will never leave this house, and
thereafter he orders someone to carry him out of the house, his oath will break.
But if someone carries him outside without his ordering him to do so, his oath
will not break.

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