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Breaking an Oath

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling of swearing by Allah that one won’t do something, thereafter they do that thing? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate If one swears by the name of Allah that they will or will not do something it is […]

Should I Perform an Expiation After Breaking an Agreement?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum During the registration process of our college, I signed an agreement saying that I will complete atleast 75 percent attendance. I tried, but now it’s getting really hard for me to fulfill this. I don’t even know if my attendance would reach 75 percent even if I […]

What Are the Words Which Make an Oath Binding?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum 1. What are the words which make an oath binding? 2. Is verbal utterance necessary for an oath to be valid or will an oath be formed if a firm intention is made in the heart without saying it loudly with the mouth and tongue? Answer: Wa […]

How to Fulfill an Oath at the Time of Menstruation?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have taken an oath to perform two cycles of nafl prayer in a day if I performed a certain task. I performed that task but my period started just after that. What’s the ruling on it? Can I perform two nafl prayers when my periods will […]

Is It Possible to Become a Disbeliever Through an Oath?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum You have mentioned that if someone takes an oath saying “If I do this or do not do this, I will become a Kafir forever”, the person does not become a kafir. But recently on your website, it was mentioned that if the person’s intention at the […]

Is Breaking This Oath Disbelief?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum I made this oath: “wallahi I won’t talk to my friend (non mahram) and if I do it will mean that I have committed shirk” I broke it. Do I have to repeat my testimony of faith? Answer: Wa’leykum salam, The fuqaha (jurists of Islamic law) differed […]

How to Expiate a Broken Oath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I once made an oath that I won’t do something but I did it. I looked up the expiations for oaths but am unable to do them, even the fasting for 3 days. Will I be forgiven if I pray 2 cycles of repentance prayer and repent […]

What Should I Do After Breaking an Oath?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Some years ago I did a sin. After my prayer I said “Allah I swear to You that I will never do that again. ” but after a long time I did it. What should I do? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, This is an oath […]

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 […]

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 […]