I took a vow saying Wallahi I will not drink a certain drink, then I was opening the can of drink for my friend and some drink fell on my hand and I forgetting my promise licked the drink off. Do I need to make kaffarah for breaking oath in Allah’s name? If one breaks a promise taken in Allah’s name I understand they must keep 3 fasts, do they have to be all consecutive?

Q: I took a vow saying Wallahi I will not drink a certain drink, then I was opening the can of drink for my friend and some drink fell on my hand and I forgetting my promise licked the drink off. Do I need to make kaffarah for breaking oath in Allah’s name? If one breaks a promise taken in Allah’s name I understand they must keep 3 fasts, do they have to be all consecutive?

Bismillaah

A:

1. Yes

2. For the details of kaafar for breaking the oath, refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/8270

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

قال والقاصد في اليمين والمكره والناسي سواء حتى تجب الكفارة لقوله عليه الصلاة والسلام ثلاث جدهن جد وهزلهن جد النكاح والطلاق واليمين والشافعي رحمه الله يخالفنا في ذلك وسنبين في الإكراه إن شاء الله تعالى ومن فعل المحلوف عليه مكرها أو ناسيا فهو سواء لأن الفعل الحقيقي لا ينعدم بالإكراه وهو الشرط وكذا إذا فعله وهو مغمى عليه أو مجنون لتحقق الشرط حقيقة ولو كانت الحكمة رفع الذنب فالحكم يدار على دليله وهو الحنث لا على حقيقة الذنب والله تعالى أعلم بالصواب (هداية 2/479)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)