Delaying an Expiation Fast

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if it is sinful to delay an expiation fast for breaking an oath. Is it sinful to delay fast for an oath expiation? Yes, it is considered to be religiously sinful to delay the mandatory expiation (kaffara) of a nullified oath (yamin), unless you have a reasonable excuse to do […]

Visiting Christmas Markets

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about visiting Christmas Markets having promised not to celebrate Christmas. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I study in Europe and I promised by Allah that I will never celebrate Christmas. However will I keep my promise if I visit the Christmas Markets (where candles, food, and alcohol […]

Must I Pay Expiation for My Broken Promise to Allah?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I was in love with a girl and we used to talk on phone. In the final semester of my school, I fell short of my attendance and my professor didn’t agree to clear my attendance. So I said to Allah, “O Allah, please bring me out of this […]

Repentance and Expiation for a Broken Oath

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: If someone committed a particular sin and then placed his hand on the Qur’an vowing never to return to that sin but then unfortunately did return to that sin with immense regret, what will happen to this person? Can they still do tawbah? If so, what is required […]

Does Thinking of an Oath Without Uttering It Have Legal Consequences?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Firstly, if someone is thinking an oath, would that count as an oath? Also, is making a covenant the same as making an oath? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah. [1] An oath is a […]

Does One Have to Do Expiation for Oaths Made When One Was Unaware of Their Ruling?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: My question is that, if you did not know what an oath was, or that it requires expiation, you just thought of it as another way of swearing/ promising, and you broke many oaths, but then realised the importance and expiation, would you still have to do expiation? […]

An Oath to Marry Someone, and No One Else

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I made an oath to a person that I’d marry them and only them. They ended up getting engaged to someone else, and now I’m left to following out my oath for the rest of my life. What do I do if I want to get married again […]

Expiation for a Broken Oath

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: If one breaks an oath, can they delay the payment of kaffara until they have some money? Or should they fast 3 continuous days as soon as possible? Answer: Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah, Allah says in the Qur’an, “For expiation, feed ten poor persons, on a scale of the average […]