قَدۡ فَرَضَ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمۡ تَحِلَّةَ أَيۡمَٰنِكُمۡ ۚ وَٱللَّهُ مَوۡلَىٰكُمۡ ۖ وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ
Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths (in some cases): and Allah is your Protector, and He is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom.<br/>
Verily God has prescribed, He has made lawful, for you [when necessary] the absolution of your oaths, to absolve them by expiation, as mentioned in the soorat al-Maa'ida [Q. 5:89] and the forbidding of [sexual relations with] a handmaiden counts as an oath, so did the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him expiate? Muqaatil [ibn Sulaymaan] said, 'He set free a slave [in expiation] for his prohibition of Maariya'; whereas al-Hasan [al-Basree] said, 'He never expiated, because the Prophet may peace and salutation be upon him has been forgiven [all errors]'. And God is your Protector, your Helper, and He is the Knower, the Wise.