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  • Ruling on deputation in distributing food of expiations Date: 15-1-2014

    Many expiations are due upon me and I came to know that some restaurants undertake the distribution of the food of expiations. Can I give them money equal to the value of the expiations or should I distribute them by myself? Should the expiations be given all at once or at different times and over many days?.. More

  • Only prohibiting oneself from something does not require expiation Date: 15-1-2014

    What is the religious ruling on prohibiting marriage for myself except from the man who demanded my hand? I said: “I have made marriage to anyone other than him as unlawful for me as marriage to my father and brother.” But later on, I was doomed to marry another person out of respect for my family and wish to guard it because I came to know that.. More

  • Ruling on forcing someone to do what he sworn not to do Date: 15-1-2014

    What is the ruling on doing something – under compulsion – which I have sworn by Allaah not to do?.. More

  • Swore an oath not to commit a sin, broke the oath and returned to sin before completing expiatory fast Date: 15-1-2014

    I am an unmarried girl and I used to masturbate and each time I regretted it and sought forgiveness from Allaah The Exalted. One time I swore an oath by the Quran that I would never do that again, but I could not fulfill my oath. I intended to fast three days as expiation for breaking my oath, and I did fast two days, but I masturbated again before.. More

  • Repeated oaths necessitate respective expiations Date: 15-1-2014

    I made a covenant with Allaah The Exalted while placing my hand on the Mus-haf (i.e. a copy of the Quran) that I will not commit a certain sin again, but later on I yielded to my weakness and committed it. I offered one expiation for breaking that oath by feeding ten needy people. However, when I swore that oath I repeated it many times so as to serve.. More

  • The clothing due in oath expiation Date: 15-1-2014

    I want to clothe ten needy people as expiation for an oath. May I take ten garments and give them to a child protection center, which will undertake to distribute them? Are trousers valid as clothes in such a case?.. More

  • Does a binding oath expire by the passage of time? Date: 15-1-2014

    I swore an oath that if my wife does not clean my shoes daily after I come back from work, I will clean them with one of her clean shirts. Until now my wife cleans my shoes daily, but I want to know what I should do if she did not fulfill this oath and abstained from cleaning my shoes? Do oaths expire by the passage of time? Should I offer expiation.. More

  • Swore that something would occur in the future, thinking it would occur, but it did not Date: 15-1-2014

    What is the ruling on swearing that something is going to happen without making a vow? For example, if one says, "By Allaah, this team will lose the match," and then it wins. Please advise... More

  • Ruling on paying the expiation without the permission of the person who breaks the oath Date: 15-1-2014

    A man broke his oath and does not want to offer the expiation for breaking it. Can his wife feed ten needy people as expiation from her husband's money without his knowledge? .. More

  • She takes a false oath to protect her honor; what is the religious ruling? Date: 15-1-2014

    My family forced me to swear an oath by the Mus-haf after the man with whom I had committed sin told my family what happened between us. I am about to get married and I have repented of that sin. This man told my family what had happened between us so as to hinder my marriage as I do not want to have anything to do with him anymore. He informed my family.. More

  • Delaying expiation is a sin requiring repentance Date: 15-1-2014

    I swore three times sporadically and then I broke my oaths. In order not to forget those oaths I wrote them on a piece of paper. I did not fast because I had money. But I delayed those expiations out of forgetfulness sometimes and out of hope for mercy at other times. The period of postponement has reached 5 to18 months. What should I do now?.. More

  • Allaah will not speak with him who takes a false oath thereby to promote a commodity Date: 15-1-2014

    When I sold my car I said to the person who bought it: ‘I swear to you by Allaah that somebody else offered to pay 25,000 dirhams’, the same sum he wanted to buy it for, in order to convince him to buy it with the very price I have determined. But in fact, no one suggested to me such a sum (of 25,000). Would that Your Eminence tell me what I should.. More

  • Fulfilling others' oaths between obligation and recommendation Date: 15-1-2014

    Is it due on a person to abide by all he is asked to do if somebody says to him, "I swear by Allaah that you should do such and such for me," given that he frequently takes oaths even on insignificant matters and on things one may see as devoid of interest? .. More

  • Commitment to make oath expiation on behalf of another is permissible Date: 15-1-2014

    I have reconciled two persons and one of them said that he had taken an oath so I told him that I would offer the expiation on his behalf even though he is well off. Is this permissible? .. More

  • Ruling on breaking an oath forgetfully Date: 15-1-2014

    I took an oath not to do a certain thing but afterwards did it, forgetting that I had taken an oath not to do it again. What is the ruling? Is a three day expiatory fast due on me or am I not required to make an expiation given that I did so forgetfully? Please give me Fatwa regarding this issue. May Allaah Reward you... More