Am I Responsible To Fulfill a Vow That I Made Prior to Reaching Puberty?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch 

Question Summary

Am I responsible to fulfill a vow that I made prior to reaching puberty?

Question Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

No. You are not responsible to fulfill any oaths made prior to reaching puberty. The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The pen is lifted (i.e., they are not taken to account) for three people: for the one sleeping till they awake; for the child, till they reach puberty; and for the insane, till they regain sanity.” [Abu Dawud]

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Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.