Do Promises Require Expiation (Kaffara) If Vitiated?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have a habit of pulling hair off my skull. I sometimes do it during recitation of Qur’an uncovering my hair slightly in the process. I promised to Allah in my prayer that I will stop doing it but after awhile I started doing it again. Do […]

Is Public Benefit Superior or Private Benefit? Extra Sunna Prayer Vs. Serving People?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: A friend had volunteered to help at the masjid to serve iftar food, along with other friends, but became delayed because he was reading extra sunna prayer. Some people became annoyed at him for the delay and a discussion ensued about which was more important in a situation such […]

Dealing With Difficult Parents and Keeping Promises

Answered by Saira AbuBakr Question: Assalamu alaikum I find it hard to keep some of my promises and I live with a father who is sometimes cruel. I’m trying to find a way to stay on the right path, but it is hard.  Could you please advise me? Answer: Walaikum salaam wa RahmatuAllah, May Allah […]

Breaking Promises and Repentance

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: My question/concern is that i constantly break my promise after repenting to Allah on a certain issue and re-act the specific action. What can you advise me?   Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. […]

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 Obligatory to Fulfill My Promises?

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: salam, -if i made a vow/promise/oath/covenant to Allah that i would wear hijab but i do it in my head because i didn’t know that it wont be valid if its not done verbally, i thought it will be valid if you do it in your head. Now […]