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.
Q: Is a written oath on the name of Allah Ta’ala in a text message considered as a true oath or a false one? It was not spoken verbally, only written. A: It is a true oath. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source… read more »
Q: Will signing to follow the rules of a an institute be regarded as an oath? If one does not follow out of negligence will they be sinful? A: It is a promise, and honouring a promise is very much emphasised. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo… read more »
Q: Can we take an oath by the name of Allah not to think of someone? Is it acceptable as an oath or not? A: Don’t resort to such stupid things which you will not be able to cope with. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) … read more »
Q: 1. Is it permissible to give kaffara money for breaking an oath (sadaqatul fitr amount) to one poor person instead of ten? 2. In the above situation, by giving kaffara money for breaking an oath to one person instead of ten, will the kaffara be discharged or will it have to be given again?… read more »