What is the ruling on swearing to go to a certain place, then swearing not to go to it?

Question 10: I swore to slap my sister for some reason, but I retracted this after I had calmed down. A few days after, I swore to do another thing without having expiated for my first oath, I asked a shaykh whether I have to offer the Kaffarah (expiation) once or twice? He told me that if I made another oath before expiating for the first one, then I should offer a Kaffarah once. However, I asked another shaykh about this, but he told me that I should offer the Kaffaarah twice.

Answer: You should offer the Kaffaarah twice, for the first oath was different from the second one… read more here.

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I swore to hit my sister for some reason, but I retracted that oath

Question 9: I proposed to a woman and agreed with her father to pay a Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom) of thirty-five thousand riyals. After the contract of marriage was concluded, I was shocked that my father-in-law requested from me a sum of eighty-five thousand riyals as Mahr. I refused such a request and problems continued between my father-in-law and me for one full year. I took an oath not to pay more than fifty-five thousand riyals, but unfortunately, my father-in-law did not agree and insisted that the Mahr had to be eighty-five thousand riyals. Nevertheless, I repeatedly took oaths not to pay the requested sum. So benevolent people intervened and reconciled between my father-in-law and me, where I had to pay seventy-thousand riyals. I told them about my oaths and that I could not breach them but they compelled me to pay the seventy-thousand riyal. I paid the money to avoid any further problems since they have already lasted for one year and two months. Please provide me with your beneficial Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) regarding the oaths that I took, bearing in mind that I took such oaths by saying, “I swear by Allaah the Almighty…”, “By Allaah! It is unlawful for me” and “By Allaah, the number of creatures there are between the heavens and earth” that I will not pay more than the sum of fifty-five thousand riyals. Nevertheless, I did not fulfill my oaths. Please answer me. Best Regards.

Answer: If the reality is as you mentioned, you have to make one Kaffaarah (expiation) for your multiple oaths and it will be sufficient for all of them… read more here.

Do I have to observe expiatory Sawm for breaking an oath for three consecutive days?

Question 8: As Kaffaarah (expiation) for a broken oath, a man gave another man a sum of money to feed ten poor people. They could not find ten separate poor persons, is it permissible to give this money to a family of ten or more or less? How should the feeding be? Should they pay the money or should they provide food as mentioned in the Book of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He), or can they give them rice, oil, chicken and meat? May Allaah reward you with the best and guide you!

Answer: It is Waajib (obligatory) to pay the Kaffaarah to ten poor persons, for Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.

Is it permissible to pay the expiation for an oath to a person who does not perform Salaah (Prayer)

Question 7: My brother vowed that he would never commit a sin again, otherwise, he would fast for three successive days as a Kaffaarah (expiation) for it. Is it sufficient for him to feed ten poor people or does he have to fast?

Answer: It is enough for him to feed ten poor people, clothe them, or free a believing slave; if he is unable, he should fast for three days… read more here.

The amount of food that should be given to the Mis-keen as expiation for breaking an oath?

Question 6: If I breach my oath, should I pay Kaffaarah (expiation) as a whole to the poor and the needy at the same time or not? Can I give Sadaqah (voluntary charity) to four people on a day, and six people on another day, even a month later? If I find no poor or needy people, can I give the Sadaqah to the charitable institution in our area? Can I give Sadaqah to five people, and then repeat the same five people again, so that they are considered ten people?

Answer: If a person breaches their oath after swearing by Allaah or any of His Attributes, they have to pay Kaffaarah, which is feeding or clothing 10 needy people, or emancipating a believing slave. If they can afford neither of these, they will have to observe Sawm (fasting) for three days… read more here.

What is the Kaffaarah for the person who vowed not to commit a sin once again, but did again?

Question 5: Does a person who swears by the Qur’aan have to make Kaffaarah (expiation) if they break their oath? Is it permissible to swear by the Ka`bah or by Allaah’s Favors?

Answer: It is permissible to swear by the Qur’aan because it is the Word of Allaah, which is one of His Attributes… read more here.

Should a person feed the Mis-keen (needy) with cooked or dry food?

Question 4: What is Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath? If such Kaffaarah involves feeding poor people, how can they be known? Are they those who solicit alms? Have they certain conditions such as performing Salaah? Are children included as long as their family belongs to the limited or low-income classes? As for animals and birds, can they be fed as expiation for breaking oaths?

Answer: Kaffaarah for breaking an oath is to feed ten poor people from the common food, clothing them, or freeing a believing slave… read more here.

Is it permissible to swear by the Qur’aan, Ka`bah, or Allaah’s favors?

Question 3: What is Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath? If such Kaffaarah involves feeding poor people, how can they be known? Are they those who solicit alms? Have they certain conditions such as performing Salaah? Are children included as long as their family belongs to the limited or low-income classes? As for animals and birds, can they be fed as expiation for breaking oaths?

Answer: Kaffaarah for breaking an oath is to feed ten poor people from the common food, clothing them, or freeing a believing slave… read more here.

Paying the Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath to the members of the same household

Question 2: How can I make Kaffaarah (expiation) for an unfulfilled oath? Is it permissible to give it in the form of uncooked food to a family of ten or five persons? For example, would offering two Mudds (a dry measure of half bushel, 543 grams,  or two times handsful) and a half of wheat to a ten-person family suffice, or must I give the wheat to each of the ten persons separately?

Answer: Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) talks about the Kaffaarah in the Qur’aan when He says… read more here.

Is it permissible to pay the Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath in money?

Question 1: Kindly instruct us how to feed ten poor people, which is the Kaffaarah (expiation) for an oath. Do three meals have to be served or just one meal for every poor person. What is the monetary value of the meal? Is it permissible to pay money instead of giving food?

Answer: The Kaffaarah for an oath is to feed ten poor people; each poor person is to be given half a Saa` (1 Saa`= 3 kg. Approx.)… read more here.