Kaffarah for breaking an oath

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Q: I’m in a dilemma. Three years back, out of josh I made a bunch of promises to Allah and qasams. I have since done proper Taubah for this. I don’t remember whether I promised or took qasam to Allah that I will study my books every day. But since then I did for a month and haven’t been keeping that promise or qasam. What is the kaffarah for this? I’m really scared does this count as me breaking the promise or qasam daily or is it the Initial promise or qasam? I went through a very hard time because of these broken promises/ qasams. After my taubah I felt contentment and started practicing again. After my taubah I felt contentment and started practicing again. I know not to make the same mistake. Another qasam I made was not to do a particular sin I did that sin multiple times after that. What is the kaffarah?


A: The kaffarah for breaking an oath is to feed two meals to ten poor people or give each one of them the equivalent of sadaqatul fitr, or provide clothes to each one of them.

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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