Am I a Disbeliever for Breaking My Oath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam Aleykum, I  have been suffering from severe waswasa (baseless misgivings). To stop myself, I swore on Allah’s name that if I do not stop now I will be a disbeliever. I was not able to keep the oath. Am I a disbeliever now? I have also had my […]

How Many Expiation Are Due When Breaking an Oath More Than Once? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I have made about three oaths earlier in life not to commit some sins. But I have been repeatedly breaking the oaths for a long time. What should I do? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. I pray you’re well inshallah. An oath that requires expiation is when one swears, […]

What Are the Conditions that Would Render an Oath Effective? [Shafi’i School]

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Someone thinks in his mind “Ya Allah, I intend to give $ 100 in charity every time I fail to get on time when having an appointment.” When this happens, would this sadaqa then become obligatory on that person? Answer: Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa […]

Is Expiation Required for Each Instance You Break an Oath?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: If you make an oath to no longer commit a certain sin, and you later commit that sin, would you have to perform expiation once, or for every time you committed that sin after making the oath? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in […]

How Do I Break an Oath that is Difficult to Keep?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I took an oath on the Quran that I will share everything with my husband and never hide anything from him. Does sharing everything means I will tell him every moment of my daily routine? This oath is too difficult to maintain.   My question is that if […]

Waking Up with a Spot on Groin and Dealing with Baseless Misgivings (Waswasa)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: (1) I wanted to ask what if someone wakes up in the morning with a small dried white spot [no more then this => ( )] on groin. Don’t really know what it is and I am not certain if its a wet dream or not. There are […]

Fulfilling a Religious Vow (Nadhr) To Avoid a Sin

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My question, specifically, is if you yourself placed terms within your oath to Allah, such as “If I commit such-and-such sin, I will fast 5 consecutive days”, and you happen to break this oath, will you only have to fulfill these terms? Or will you also have to […]

Violating a Promise to Allah

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: It is a very low point of life but still I am doing well. Some misunderstandings arose between me and my dear friend. I wrote a letter to Allah mentioning the situation and said that I promise you Allah to never to use a social networking site, where me […]

Is There a Difference Between Breaking an Oath and Breaking a Promise?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My husband and I are currently expecting our first baby, and at around 6 weeks into my pregnancy, I had a threatened miscarriage. I made a lot of dua and promised that if I had a daughter I’d name her Fatima and if I had a son, I’d […]

Is It Permissible to Lie In Order to Conceal Past Sins?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My mother asked me about things in my past I may have done. To one of the questions, I replied “wallah no” because I couldn’t tell the truth as it may jeopardize my relationship with my family. I lied and swore, and I completely understand that this is […]