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Making an intention not to commit a certain wrong deed

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Q:

1. What is the difference between oath and niyat?

2. I made a niyat to Allah Ta’ala that ‘me niyat karta hu aaj ke baad TV aur movies nahi dekhuga ‘ but I did not take Allah Ta’ala’s name? Is my niyat valid?

3. If I break my niyat? Will I be sinful? 

Bismillaah

A:

1 – 2. If it is just a niyyat without taking the name of Allah Ta`ala then it is not a pledge or promise.

3. Obviously when you have intended something for the sake of Allah Ta`ala then respect and loyalty with Allah Ta`ala requires that you honour that intention. 

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

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Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Q: I want to make some changes to my niyyat, if I break it and re take it, what will I have to do?

For example, when my father’s blood report came abnormal I made a niyyat that I wont watch movies and T V from now. After few months his report came normal Alhamdulillah. I haven’t watched any movie or TV till now, but one of my favourite movies is going to be released next month and I am scared that I will end up watching it and break my niyyat. Do I have pay kafaraah or can I make some changes in my niyyat, pay kafaraah and re take it?

Bismillaah

A: To become disloyal and unfaithful to Allah Ta`ala is really something serious and shameful.

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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