person cannot keep promise

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Q. Person took an oath to fast for about 45 days. The person cannot keep up with the promise. What must the person do? Please send me a formal written response.

A. For a broken promise as described above, the person could do either of the following:

  • Free a slave
  • Or, give 10 people clothes. Each person must be given a set of clothing that is enough to cover the entire body to make that person eligible for a salaah. Merely giving one person a hat, another a scarf, etc. would not qualify
  • Or, feed 10 people
  • If neither of the above is possible, the individual must merely fast for three consecutive days.

و السلام

Allah Certainly Knows Best

3 responses to “person cannot keep promise

  1. and if one cannot find the above (He/She does cannot afford or find worthy recipients) as our respected scholar described then fasting three days in a row without interruption.

  2. Apology the commment does not apply The last sentence in the original answer covers it

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