A conditional vow made to God



If a person makes a vow to God (not knowing it was wrong), that if you give me this, I’ll give this much money & read 500 Yaseen, but they don’t get the thing, are they obligated to fulfill the vow? What happens if they cant (financially)?


As-Salamu ‘Alaikum,

A vow is an act of worship which a morally responsible Muslim makes obligatory upon himself. For example, saying “if X happens, I will do Y” would be considered a vow.

The expiation for breaking an oath is to set free a slave, or to feed or clothe ten poor persons. Whoever cannot do any of those things should fast for three days.

Dr. Senad Agic, Imam
SABAH – Chicago
9920 Grand Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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