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34. Vow (Nadhr) and Covenant (ʿAhd)

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  • Ruling 2667

    If a person vows to perform his obligatory prayers (ṣalāh) in a place where there is no particular reason for one to receive more reward for performing prayers there – for example, he vows to perform prayers in …

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  • Ruling 2668

    If a person vows to do something, he must do it in the manner that he vowed to do it. Therefore, if he vows to give alms to the poor on the first day of the month, or …

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  • Ruling 2669

    If a person vows to keep a fast but does not specify when and for how long, in the event that he fasts for one day, it is sufficient. If he vows to perform prayers but does not …

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  • Ruling 2670

    If a person vows to fast on a specific day, he must fast on that day. And in case he intentionally does not fast on that day, he must not only make it up [i.e. keep a qaḍāʾ …

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  • Ruling 2671

    If a person volitionally does not fulfil his vow, he must give kaffārah.

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  • Ruling 2672

    If a person vows to refrain from an act for a specific period of time, then once the period comes to end, he can do the act. If before the period comes to an end he does the …

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  • Ruling 2673

    If a person vows to refrain from an act but does not specify a time period for it, then in the event that he does the act owing to forgetfulness, necessity, negligence, error, or because someone compelled him, …

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  • Ruling 2674

    If a person vows to fast on a specific day every week, such as Friday, then in the event that Eid al-Fiṭr or Eid al-Aḍḥā6 falls on a Friday, or, if on Friday the person has another legitimate …

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  • Ruling 2675

    If a person vows to give a specific amount of alms to the poor, in the event that he dies before he is able to give the alms, it is not necessary for that amount to be given …

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  • Ruling 2676

    If a person vows to give alms to a specific poor person, he cannot then give it to another poor person. And if the specified poor person dies, it is not necessary for the person who made the …

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