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Fatwa Number : 580

Subject : Specifying the Number of the Poor in Expiations is a Devotional Matter

Classified : Oaths and vows

Fatwa Type : Search Fatawaa

Question :

Why has Allah, The Almighty, specified the oath expiation as feeding ten poor persons?

The Answer :

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds, and may His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all of his family and companions. Specifying the number of the poor to feed in every expiation is a devotional matter; the wisdom behind which wasn`t clarified by any of the texts of Sharia. Moreover, a Muslim should abide by them as they were narrated and believe that Allah, The most Exalted, is full of knowledge and wisdom regarding His revealed religion. He said (what means):" A. L. R. (This is) a Book, with verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning), further explained in detail,- from One Who is Wise and Well-acquainted (with all things)." [Hu'd/1]. Also, He said (what means):" Thus does God make clear the Signs to you: for God is full of knowledge and wisdom." [An-Nu'r/58]. And Allah knows best.



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