Oaths & Vows

Eating the meat of an animal that one vowed to slaughter

Q: Can I eat meat of my own intended qurbani that was performed after a request made to Allah came true?

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Fulfilling one's father's oath after his death

Q: I had no children, and then my wife got pregnant. My father had brain hemorrhage and was in a coma. When he was still little conscious, he said that he will sacrify a cow. After that he died. Do we need to sacrifice a cow from his side or not? If not, will he get in trouble or not? We do not know whether he promised Allah or not, but we were present when he said that he had 20000 rupess to buy and sacrifice a cow when the baby is born.

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Verbally uttering an oath

Q: Is verbal utterance necessary for an oath to be valid or will an oath be formed if a firm intention is made in the heart without saying it loudly with the mouth and tongue?

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Kaffaarah for breaking an oath

Q: One day I had a fight with my wife regarding some sexual issues and unfortunately I told her "It is haram for me to have sex with you". I love my wife so much. Is there any kaffara for me?

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Taking an oath to perform umrah

Q: My wife made a mannat (vow) to Allah that "If I get pregnent, I will perform umrah". But I cant afford that and now she is pregnent. What should we do now?

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Taking oaths that one will become a kafir if something is done

Q: Some scholars say that if a person takes an oath saying “If I do this or do not do this, I will become a Kafir forever”. This would not necessarily result in that individual becoming a disbeliever upon the performance/non-performance of that act. The person only becomes a kafir if he or she swore the oath with the belief that he or she would adopt kufr upon its non-fulfillment. Is this true? 

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Are children obligated to fulfil a promise made by their parents?

Q: Me and my sister are co-owners of a flat. We agreed to sell it. Following a discussion between two of us over the fact that I will lose money, she said in a WhatsApp chat to me: “u will not lose money. Once it’s sold I will give you most of my share too. It has been my intention to give you the money all along.” Since then my sister has unfortunately fallen very ill and is in a coma. Her husband and children are now in charge of her affairs. Are they required to abide by the promise she made to me via WhatsApp once the flat is sold?

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Withdrawing an oath

Q: About 5 years ago, I took an oath that I will not get involved with any female. If I did, then my nikah with her will terminate. Presently, my wife treats me badly, we do not share a bed. I am told to sleep in another room. I want to know, if I can withdraw my oath, as the scenario has changed? I am told to just issue her with her freedom, as she has been unhappy for the past 25 years.

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Taking an oath that one will become a kaafir

Q: I made an oath that I won’t do a particular thing in my life ever again at any time in the future. If I do, I will become a kaafir. In the Tamil language any time gives the meaning of whenever, anytime in the future also used instead of whenever. I don’t know exact what I meant. Some times I feel like I might have used whenever word also. Now how can I be free from this oath. Does that mean I will become kaafir whenever I doit ?

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Making a promise to Allah

Q: If I made a promise to Allah and decided to break it. But I didnt break it so is there any punishment for this?

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