Kaffaarah for breaking an oath

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1. Will my kaafaaratul yameen be done if I give ONE poor person R200, as R20 is what an average meal would cost, or will it be more. If it is more, then how much will suffice?

2. I took an oath that I will not do a certain action, and if I did then I would keep 60 consecutive fasts. I then did the action, resulting in my oath breaking. What should I do now? How many fasts must I keep and how will I cover up for breaking the oath?



1. You cannot give the total amount at one time to one poor person.

2. 60 fasts. With the fasting ask Allah’s forgiveness.

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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