No sin in denying someone something and then giving it to him
Fatwa No: 337318

  • Fatwa Date:29-12-2016 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 30, 1438
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Question

If I tell someone that I will never give him something and I then give it to him later, will I be sinning? For example, if my mother told me that she will never give me this mobile phone although I wanted that phone, and then some days later she lets me have it, is she sinning? And am I sinning by accepting that mobile phone? May Allaah reward you.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

A person bears no sin if he denied someone something and then gave it to him later; rather, this is praiseworthy, especially if the giving involves what is good. Neither the giver nor the recipient bear a sin for this.

If the giver had taken an oath not to give the recipient and later gave it to him, then he has to offer an expiation for breaking his oath. For more benefit, please refer to fatwa 102811.

Allah knows best.

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