Making a vow in one’s mind

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Q: I made a niyat of doing a sacrifice. If one of my problems is solved then I will sacrifice this thing in front of Allah. But I want to take that back before my problem gets solved because I think I will break this niyat or promise after my problem is solved.


A: If the niyat is made in the mind then you can change it as long as it was not verbal.

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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