عن أبي طَرِيف عدي بن حاتم -رضي الله عنه- مرفوعاً: «مَن حَلَف على يَمِين ثم رأى أَتقَى لله مِنها فَلْيَأت التَّقوَى».
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Abu Tareef 'Adiyy ibn Hātim, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, said: "Whoever swears an oath (to do something) then had a better alternative (which brings him closer to Allah), then he should do what is better in piety."

Explanation

The Hadith states that anyone takes an oath to do or not to do something, then he sees that doing the opposite is better and more pleasing to Allah than committing to the oath, then he is recommended to break the oath and do what is better. If the oath was related to something that is obligatory to be done or to be abandoned, such as swearing to abandon the prayer or to drink wine; in this case, he must break his oath and do that which is more pleasing to Allah. In other words, he must do what is obligatory and abandon what is forbidden.

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