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2. The expiation of an oath is necessary. This can be done by means of feeding ten poor persons, or by providing
clothes to a similar number of persons, or by setting a slave free. If one does not have the capacity to do any of the
three acts, then he should observe fast for three days..
3. If, in spite of realizing that the act one has vowed not to do is better, one still sticks to his oath, he would be then
more sinful.
4. The teachings and practices of the Prophet (PBUH) tell us that to adopt the better course is preferable to sticking
to the oath.