Performing salaatut tasbeeh as kaffaarah for breaking an oath

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Q: If one breaks an oath, and then offers Salaatut Tasbeeh, would he still have to pay the Kaffaraah?


A: Salaatut tasbeeh removes minor sins. As far as major sins are concerned, tawba is compulsory. Breaking an oath is a major sin and hence, making sincere tawba is compulsory for the sin to be forgiven. Shariah has explained that the tawba for breaking an oath is repentance as well as discharging the kaffaarah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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