Taking a vow

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Q: A person vowed that if I never fall ill, then I will stop smoking. He hasn’t fallen ill still now but he has smoked many times. Does he have to offer expiation and if yes then does he have to offer only one expiation or for every time he broke the vow?


A: There is no expiation.

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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