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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 […]

Is an Expiation Owed by Breaking a Promise?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My mum talks quite often to her cousin, who is also her best friend. However, my uncle forced my mother to promise to Allah that she can’t talk to her anymore. My mum keeps wanting to talk to her, but doesn’t know if she can because of […]