Making a vow to to fast for a week if a relative recovers

Q: Can I make a vow to fast for 1 week for the pleasure of Allah and in return ask Allah for the recovery of my mother in-law who is currently very sick? She will be going for liver biopsy on Monday morning and I want to fast so that Allah can make it easy for her and make her results negative. An urgent reply will be highly appreciated.


A: It is permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)