Can One Choose Between the Options on Kaffarah of Qasam?

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Answered by: Maulana Naieem Mohammad


In kaffarah of qasam, can the person choose between fast and feeding people or is it in order?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Concerning the acts of the Kaffarah, Allah has clearly stated that they remain in their specified order as mentioned in the Quranic verse.[1]

The order is as follows;

  1. Feeding 10 people a moderate meal
  2. Clothing 10 people
  3. Freeing a slave
  4. Fasting 3 days for the one who cannot afford any of the above 3.

May Allah guide us to uphold our oaths and fear him.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Naieem Mohammad

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Al Maaida, vs 89

Badaai Us Sanaai’ pg 357,vol 6

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