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Expiation for not fulfilling promise to Allah


Assalamualaikum. Please pray so that Allah forgives me. When I was 15 years old I said to Allah that – If I won a specific competition, then starting from the day of announcement of the result, I would not masturbate for one month (4 August 2018 – 4 September 2018). (I did not use ‘By Allah’ or ‘Swearing’ etc. words.) I won the competition, but I couldn’t control myself and masturbated. Do I need to give kaffarah? Is it enough to give ten poor people 1.5 kgs of rice each? As I’m 16 and though I can afford to buy 1.5*10=15 kgs of rice, it’s hard for me to gather 10 poor people. Can I fast 3 days consecutively instead?


Wa alaykum salam

For a vow and promise to be valid a formula declaration has to be pronounced.
Therefore in your case, kaffara is not wajib on you.
I pray that Allah give you the tawfeeq of refraining from this abhorred sin.
I am sure a person like you who is conscious about his religous duties,has the ability to stop himself from all kinds of sins.
Sukaina Taqawi.