Breaking an oath

Q: If I make promise to Allah then if I break it, how will I make kafara? Do I have to make kafara for this?

A: It is not permissible for one to break an oath. If one breaks his oath he will be sinful and will have to give the kafarah for breaking the oath. One should also make taubah to Allah Ta'ala and make a firm resolve that he will not repeat it in the future. The kaffarah for breaking an oath is that one feeds 10 poor people two meals or gives them the amount of sadaqatul fitr (i.e. each poor person should be given the amount of sadaqatul fitr) or clothes them with such clothing with which one is able to perform Salaah in it. If one is unable to fulfill this, then one should fast for three days consecutively with the intention of atoning for the broken oath.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)