Starting the Kaffarah before breaking the oath

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Q: I have a question. I have to pay a kaffarah because I brok one oath. Before breaking my oath I started fasting. When I reached on my third day of fast I got my haid (periods). Do I need to keep another two fasts again or continue with the last one only immediately after my periods. In another other case if I am willing to feed 10 poor people, can I give the equivalent money to one Muslim lady for ten days food?



  1. You will have to start off the kaffaarah again. Kaffaarah is only valid after the oath has been broken.
  2. Yes.

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


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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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