Breaking one’s promise with Allah Ta’ala

Q: I made an oath/promise that if Allah takes me into the third year (of University) I won’t look at Haraam videos. So far Alhumdulillah I have kept up this promise but day by day I am finding it hard to keep it. So can I change the promise to something else like pray Tahajjud everyday or something else. Because I am afraid I might break the promise. However I don’t plan on breaking the promise but just in case if it does happen.

Note: I am not in the third year yet bet most likely I will be Inshallah.


A: You should not break the promise you had made with Allah Ta’ala.

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

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَوْفُوا بِالْعُقُودِ ﴿المائدة: ١﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)