Taking a vow not to use Facebook and thereafter mistakenly opening someone else's Facebook

Q: One day my wife made a vow to Allah that she will never use Facebook in the future. Her sister uses facebook and always has automatic login into facebook on her mobile. When my  wife uses her sisters mobile, mistakenly she opened the facebook app and automatic logged into her sisters facebook account or profile. She saw her sisters Facebook profile picture etc. but she didn't use Facebook, she just saw it.

A: Taking a vow that she will not go onto Facebook means that she will not access Facebook at all. Hence, if she went onto her sister's Facebook account or anybody else's Facebook account, her vow will be broken. She should make sincere taubah to Allah Ta'ala for breaking the vow and discharge the kaffaarah for breaking the vow.

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

ولو حلف لا يدخل البصرة فدخل شيئا من قراها يحنث (الفتاوى الهندية 2/70)

ولو حلف لا يدخل مسجدا فزيد فيه فدخل تلك الزيادة حنث (الفتاوى الهندية 2/68)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)