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Swearing on Holy Quran

Q:

If someone had swore by putting his hand on the Quran Kareem to do something, but was unable to do so? What can he do as a fine?

A:

Salaam Alaykum,

(According to Ayatollah Syed Sistani):

If a person takes an oath that he will perform an act (e.g. that he will fast) or will refrain from doing an act (e.g. that he will not smoke), but does not intentionally act according to his oath, he should give Kaffarah for it, which means:
1. He should set a slave free, or

2. He should fully feed ten indigent persons, or

3. He should provide them with clothes.

And if he is not able to perform these acts, he should fast for three consecutive days.

Reference for the answer above: http://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01236/

May Allah guide us on the right path.

Irfan D.