Taking an oath that one will fast for each time one commits a particular sin

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Q: Once I made an oath that every time I commit a particular sin (such as watching porn) I will fasting a day. It is really hard for me to control myself and unfortunately I broke the oath several times. Do I need to pay one kaffara or multiple kaffara? Or I need to fast as many times as I broke the oath?


A: You need to fast as many times as you broke the oath.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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