Question 9: I made a vow to give all my salary in charity if I became a teacher. It is worth mentioning that I am not quite sure of this vow, but it is most likely true. My question is: What should I do with my salary which is 4,200 Riyals? Am I permitted to take it in order to avoid asking people, especially that I am married and have two kids. My living necessities are many and I am separated from my husband due to Shar`ee (Islaamically lawful) reasons, but divorce has not occurred yet. Besides, I have a maid servant.
Answer: It is sufficient to give in charity one third of your salary, for the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.