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Making a Promise to Not Miss Salah: Do I Have to Give Kaffarah?

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Q: A Moulana was doing a bayan on the internet and the Moulana said how much of you miss salaat some times, so I raised my hand. He was on the internet talking and I was listening on my phone. Then he said how much of you will make sure you will not miss namaz again so I put up my hands and then the Moulana said that we need to put in our minds that when we put up our hands, the angels were witness that we put up our hands. From today, now insha Allah I try to read my 5 times namaz. If I miss a salah, not on purpose but some times for fajr if the time is near to end and I put my alarm and I miss it or I said that I’ll wake up and when I wake up time was up. Do I have to give kaffarah because I raised my hands when the Moulana said who will not miss salah from today? Is that a promise?


A: No.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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