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 […]

Kaffara for Broken Oath If Genuinely Forgotten

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers a question about expiation for broken oaths. I have been gaining weight recently. In an attempt to curb that, I made an oath to Allah, saying “Wallahi, I will not drink any soda for the month of December.” However, at work, I just went about my day and having completely forgotten […]

Can One Swear an Oath on One’s Honor?

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of taking the Boy Scout’s oath or swearing to do something on one’s honor. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am writing to you because I need guidance on something. Bismillah. I have decided to become a den leader for my daughter’s Cub Scout […]

What Do I Have to Do After Breaking an Oath?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I made an oath that if commit a certain sin then I will fast 40 days. Due to temptation I have committed that very sin. Do I have to fast for 40 days? Answer: As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. You may […]

I Wasn’t Praying on Time. Were My Good Deeds Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have fed poor people for the expiation of an oath at a time in which I did not pray properly. Was my expiation accepted? I am basing my doubt upon the Hadith that states that a person deeds are not accepted if he missed the Asr […]

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 Can I Become a Believer Again After Breaking a Vow?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have been ashamed to ask Allah for anything since I broke the promise I made to Him to protect my chastity. I have been seeking for Allah’s forgiveness ever since. But I feel like I can no longer be believer. How can I become a believer […]

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 […]