Making a promise to fast if one's wish is fulfilled

Q: I had promised Allah Ta'ala that if He blesses my sister with a child when she was unable to conceive, I will keep 7 fasts for Him.

I even promised Allah Ta'ala to fast for two more reasons which He accepted and fullfilled.

I owe a total of 9 fasts for many years. I am trying but I am unable to do fast. Is there anything which I can do easily instead of keeping 9 fasts? I don't want to upset my Allah Ta'ala as He has done so much for me.

A: If you are physically well and are able to keep the fast then it is compulsory upon you to keep the fast. If you do not keep the fast and pass away, you will be sinful.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)