NoDay 17 – Bite Size Ramadan – 1437 A.H. – Miraath Publications
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Taking an Oath not to drink carbonated (fizzy) drinks
حلفت أن لا تشرب المشروبات الغازية ثم عادت
By Shaykh Ubayd bin Abdullaah al – Jabiree
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
Question: This female questioner says that she read in a leaflet that carbonated (fizzy) drinks contain pig fat so she took an oath with her Lord -The Magnificent and The Most High- that she would not drink them ever again. Then she came across another leaflet which falsified this matter. Therefore, is it permissible for her to drink these carbonated (fizzy) drinks or what should she do?
Firstly my daughter as long as you are in a Muslim country, especially from the daughters of this Kingdom, may Allaah protect it and all the rest of the lands of the Muslims from all evil and dislike. Do not open the doors upon yourself to whisperings and do not be someone who shifts and sways between leaflets.
As for drinking carbonated ( fizzy ) drinks as well as other drinks, then you should know that carbonated ( fizzy ) drinks are not nourishing or nourishment and drinking a lot of them is harmful to your health Perhaps you will find a third leaflet mentioning other things so you become – O my daughter – someone who shifts and sways between leaflets.
As for your taking an oath, then I hold the opinion that you expiate your oath by freeing a believing slave, or by feeding ten needy people or clothing them. If you do not have the capability to do either one of these three deeds, or you are too weak to do any one of these, then fast three days, separately or consecutively, and I advise you not to make these type of oaths.