Oath

Traditionally an oath is either a statement of fact or a promise with wording relating to something considered sacred as a sign of verity.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 2 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Repenting from a sin is very important, and that's very good that you have sincerely repented from it, but it does not mean you are able to deny having committed it if confronted about it. Taking a false oath is a major sin, and worse than that is swearing a false oath on the holy Quran. 

As for saving your honour, you need to weigh out what the situation is, and what kind of consequences there will be for revealing this sin, or whether there will be detremental damage to you, or harm. 

It might be advisable that you somehow change the scenario, or do tawriyah, to avoid severe backlash, if that is what the situation will be.

With prayers for your success. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 3 months ago

Saving your life and/ or life of others is obligatory. If the only way to save life is taking false oath, then it might be permissible if there are no other Islamic reason against it.

Saving honour has many degrees which must be considered before replying this part of your question. We need to understand the real situation first, then reply can be researched according to Islamic rules.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Kaffara for deliberately breaking an oath كفّارة اليمين is feeding ten ooor believers or clothing them, and if unable to feed or cloth ten poor believers then fasting three days.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

The oath to do an action needs many conditions to be valid; e.g. the action should be valid by itself. Oath on an action which is Haraam is invalid e.g. an oath not to talk to his brother or any relative or a believer is invalid. 
Oath of the wife is invalid if it clashes with the rights of her husband.
Husband can invalidate the oath of his wife.

Oath of the son or daughter against the wish of their father is invalid.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

Breaking the Qasam (Oath) needs Kaffara which is feeding ten poor believers or clothing them. If he is unable to do that then to fast three days. That is one time, which will remove the oath.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 2 years ago

You need to :

1. Seek forgiveness for breaking your oath.

2. You need to pay the penalty of breaking the oath which is feeding or clothing ten poor believers or fasting three days.

3. You must refrain from committing that sinful act again.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

It is disliked ( Makrouh) to say Wallah ( By Allah) or any word with the same meaning to prove a claim if you believe that the claim is genuine. The Hadeeth says: True oaths destroys the houses.

Obviously, false oath is a major sin and it is called the sinful immersing oath because it immerses the liar inside the hellfire.

If you thought that something happened and said Wallah, then discovered that you were not right, you did not commit a sinful act, but a disliked act. You need to inform every one who heard you that you have misunderstood.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

The Qasam which is obligatory to fulfill is when you take the name of Allah in it. If you did not take the name of Allah, then such Qasam is not obligatory and no Kaffara  on you if you do not fulfill it.

Wassalam.

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Masuma Jaffer, Dr Masuma Jaffer is a qualified dentist, with a Masters in Islamic Studies and has also attended Hawza in Qum. She obtained a PGCE - teaching qualification – and has taught Hawza studies at the... Answer updated 3 years ago

According to Ayatullah Sistani:

Question: If a person breaks his oath, what is he supposed to do?

Answer: 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 he should set a slave free, or should fully feed ten indigent persons, or should provide them with clothes. And if he is not able to perform these acts, he should fast for three consecutive days.

Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour, Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour is lecturer of Islamic Studies at the Islamic College for Advanced Studies, London, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Oriental... Answered 3 years ago

Salamun alaykum

Verse number 89 of Sura al-M'idah has clearly legislated the compensation for a broken oath. 

"The atonement for it is to feed ten needy persons with the average food you give to your families, or their clothing, or the freeing of a slave. He who cannot afford] any of these [shall fast for three days. That is the atonement for your oaths when you vow. But keep your oaths. Thus does Allah clarify His signs for you so that you may give thanks." (5: 89)

According o this verse, the compensation of an oath in our time would be to feed ten poor individuals or provide clothing for them. In case this is not affordable, he person must fast for three consecutive days.  

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Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb, Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb has a BA in Law from Guilan University, Iran and has also undertaken Hawzah studies in Qom. He is a Cultural Affairs director of Ethics Group of Al-Mustafa Open... Answered 3 years ago

The legal(Shar'ee) oath only and merely takes place by the name of Allah or His attributes like Al-Ali , Al-Azim , Ar-Rahman...
So if someone made an oath like: "I swear to Allah that I won't commit this sin" the legal oath takes place and he has to be committed to the consequences and that is the Kaffarah if he breaks his oath.