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If a Person Swears by Allah unto Someone to do Something, who is Liable for the Kaffara of Breaking that Oath?

If I have sworn by Allah unto someone to do or not to do a particular thing, am I liable for the Kaffara (Expiatory gift) of breaking an oath since many people think that this isn`t an obligation?

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Islamic Ruling on Paying Expiation Money to Cancer Patients

What is the ruling of Sharia on receiving expiation money in favor of poor cancer patients in the form of food coupons; three JDs per meal?

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Conditions of a Sacrifice Offered in Fulfillment of a Vow

Should the vowed sacrifice have the same conditions of the sacrificial animal (Udhyah)?

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Ruling on Giving the Value of Expiatory Gifts to one Person

Is it permissible to give the food, grain or cash of 60 Masakeen (poor persons) to one man, even if the latter is a relative?

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Ruling on Replacing the Vowed Object

I have vowed to buy a water cooler for the mosque. Is it permissible that I buy a water filter instead as the mosque is in need for it?

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A Vow to do Something Permissible isn`t Considered Effective

I have vowed to kiss my son`s head and feet if he got a certain average. Thanks to Allah, he got it, so I kissed his head, but he prevented me from kissing his feet. What is the ruling of Sharia on this?

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Vowed to Fast a Particular Month but Missed one Day

I vowed to fast the whole month of Rajab, and I did so, but one day I drank water during the call for dawn prayer. Should I make up for that day, or for the whole month?

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Vowing to Fulfill a Permissible Act isn't an Obligation

I vowed to name my child the same name that my friend have as a compliment and the vow manner was:" I vow to name my second child the same name that my friend uses (Ahmad) and if I didn't then I will fast for two consecutive months." Nowadays, I am no longer friend with Ahmad and I can't fulfill my vow, so what shall I do as regard fasting?

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Performing a Vow isn`t Bound by a Place unless Specified

I have lent a sum of money to my colleague, but she delayed paying it; therefore, I vowed to sacrifice a sheep for Allah`s sake if I got my money back. One day, she paid me that sum, but when I asked about the price of the sheep, I found that it was equal to the sum that I had lent to her. Should I fulfill my vow regardless of the sheep`s price and my living conditions, or what should I do?

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Oaths Driven by Obsessive Whispering Entail no Expiation

Although Allah, The Almighty, has cured me from obsessive whispering(Waswasah), I keep swearing by Allah not to re-perform ablution and prayer, but I do. Am I accountable for this?

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Ruling on Combining Different Things in One Oath

I have made an oath to do different things, then I did one of them, is an expiation incumbent on me?

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The Vow Made to Perform an Act of Obedience must be Fulfilled

I took a vow to allocate part of my salary to my needy sister till she is able to have her own apartment if I got a job, and I got it since two years ago and been adherent to my oath all this period. Am I permitted to minimize the part I vowed because it is a big amount? 

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Ruling on Swearing by the Prophet Unintentionally What is the ruling on swearing by the Prophet unintentionally ? • Read More
A Vow Takes Place if Made in a Binding Statement After his son`s recovery from illness, a man said:" I will slaughter a sheep to drive away affliction."Is this considered a vow?, and is it permissible for that man and his family to eat from the meat of that animal? • Read More
Repetition of an Oath on the Same Matter A quarrel occurred between me and my friend, so I swore not to see him for a specific period of time. However, I couldn`t keep my oath many a time. What is the ruling of Sharia on this? • Read More