ahya related to me from Malik that he asked Ibn Shihababout the dhihar of a slave. He said, "It is like thedhihar of a free man."
Malik said, "He meant that the same conditions wereapplied in both cases."
Malik said, "The dhihar of the slave is incumbent on him,and the fasting of the slave in the dhihar is two months."
Malik said that there was no ila for a slave whopronounced a dhihar from his wife. That was because if hewere to fast the kaffara for pronouncing a dhihar, thedivorce of the ila would come to him before he hadfinished the fast.