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Have I Committed Shirk by Breaking a Promise?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I made a promise that I won’t talk to my friend by saying “If I break this promise it will be considered as shirk.” I broke that promise. Did I commit shirk by doing this or by being ready to do this? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. Thank you […]

Have Broken My Promise to Not Smoke by Smoking Shisha?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I gave up smoking a few years ago and I remember saying ‘ Dear God, I promise I will never smoke again’. I havent smoked a cigarette since but I have since done shisha three times. Have I broken an oath? Do i need to expiate for […]

What Should I Do After Breaking a Promise?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I was in habit of a specific sin. I decided to make a promise on Allah not to commit that sin until my exams were over. I broke my promise and renewed it several times. Should I offer expiration for each and every promise I broke or […]

Is It Sinful to Break the Promise to Marry Someone? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum A friend of mine committed adultery while married. He made plans with the other woman (also married) promising her of marriage, as a second wife. Once all came out in the open and his current wife found out, he tried to break it off and could not […]

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 […]

Should I Fast If I Fail to Fulfill a Promise to Allah?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Should I fast if I fail to fulfill a promise to Allah? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, you do not need to fast if the action stated in your promise isn’t fulfilled. Promises to Allah Most High are merely promises, and thus, aren’t subject to […]

What Is Entailed by Breaking a Promise Made to Allah?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I broke a promise to Allah that I won’t smoke again. After 8 months I gave in and smoked. Now I know I have to pay an expiation. But I didn’t renew my promise because I know I can’t keep it. So will I have to pay […]

Is Withdrawing from an Accepted Proposal Equivalent to Breaking a Promise?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum I had a proposal. On the day of the meeting the guy had suddenly gotten sick. Right after they cancelled, he started feeling better. They took this as a sign of istikhara. Can such things be taken as a sign for istikhara? Does this count as […]

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 […]

Do I Need a Divorce to Avoid Marrying the Man I’ve Accepted A Proposal From?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Do I need a divorce to avoid marrying a man whose proposal I previously accepted? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, an accepted proposal or engagement does not need a divorce in order to be broken off as it is considered to be a promise. […]