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Is this an oath?

Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

if someone makes the intention to Allah, for example if they say "if this happens (e.g. i pass my exam or get married) i will give this amount of sadaqah money", is this an oath? if a person doesn't want to do this anymore, and it is still before the exam or marriage, what do they do? or is there anyway they can take this back after the event happens?

Jazak Allah Khair

kgkg

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  1. Assalaamualaykum kgkg,

    You write:

    "If someone makes the intention to Allah, for example if they say "if this happens (e.g. i pass my exam or get married) i will give this amount of sadaqah money"...

    Brother or sister in Islam, Allah is All-forgiving and All-knowing and if you truly are not capable of keeping the oath or don't have the genuine desire to do so in your heart, He knows, as He created you.

    I would advise that in the future, you give to charity from the heart and only on your heart's timing, rather than with the prerequisite of passing an exam, etc.

    And Allah knows best.

    Salam,

    Nor

  2. Wa Alaikumussalam warahmatullah.

    Brother/sister in islam. Once a person make an oath that if Allah does something he/she wants. Then it's an obligation to him/her to fulfill that oath. There are lots of hadith from the prophet sallallahu alaihi wassallam describing the obligation of fulfilling promise done to Allah.

    Thanks

  3. I do not believe this is an oath, as an oath in Islam is sworn on the name of Allah. However, the event happened or you received the barakah you sought, then you should still try to fulfill your promise. If you cannot, then do some other good deed instead.

    Wael
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

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