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When Is the Expiation of an Oath Deemed Achieved?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum When you pay Kaffarah to expiate a broken oath to a charitable organisation, must you wait for the money to actually reach the 10 people before the oath is actually considered expiated? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, a vitiated oath is only deemed expiated for […]

My Menses Have Started in the Middle of My Expiation. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum A sister has started keeping the 60 penalty fasts in December and when there was about 8 fasts left the next menses started and went over 10 days. As soon as 10 days were up she started fasting again and praying. Does she continue keeping the fasts […]

Can I Pay the Expiation for Breaking an Oath in Advance?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I have accidentally taken an oath and I am sure that I cannot keep it. Can I pay the expiation for breaking the oath in advance [before actuallly breaking the oath]? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatuLlah, No, performing the expiation (kaffara) before it is due is […]

I Mistook Regular Bleeding for Menstruation and Broke Fast. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, During my fast in ramadan I thought I started my menstruation, so I broke my fast. I also didn’t fast the following day due to this reason. Later that day I found out that it was bleeding due to some other cause. What should I do about […]

Is There an Expiation for Breaking a Fast Through Ejaculation via Masturbation?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salamu alaykum, Is there an expiation for breaking a fast through ejaculation via masturbation? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, According to the Hanafi school, there is no expiation for breaking a fast through ejaculation via masturbation. However, you do need to make those fasts up (qada’) and […]

Does Having a Wet Dream While Fasting Ramadan Obligate the Expiation?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salamu alaykum, Does having a wet dream while fasting Ramadan obligate the expiation? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, ejaculation during sleep, or having a wet dream, does not obligate the expiation (kaffara). Moreover, such a person would not need to make up (qada’) that fast because […]

How Can I Start Afresh After Many Broken Oaths?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salamu alaykum, I have made many oaths/promises to Allah, mostly out of stress after committing a sin or because of other reasons. I don’t even remember how many oaths I made (not even an estimate), and don’t even remember what many of those oaths were. What can I […]

Is an Expiation Necessary for Not Fasting During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, A Muslim, ignorant of the importance of fasting in Ramadan, did not fast nor make the intention to fast for many years. After repenting he calculated he had missed about 400 fasts in his life. Does he have to make up the 400 fasts? Is an expiation […]

What Should I Do After Breaking an Oath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum. I have a problem. I swore several times by Allah that I would stop doing a bad habit. I always broke my oath (5 times in total). I wanted to fast three days for each break but a friend told me that this is invalid because I […]

Can I Join My Intentions for Expiation and Fulfilling a Vow in the Same Fasts?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, During my teens, I missed 6 fasts intentionally. I understand that I need to make up these fasts and also fast for 60 consecutive days. More recently, I was faced with some difficulties, I turned to God for help and I vowed to keep 60 fasts […]