Has the following statement become a promise for marriage?

Fatwa ID: 02704

Answered by: Moulana Imran Mughal

Question:

Asalamualaikum

I was once saying something to Allah about marriage.

Maybe I was saying that I do not have any problem in getting married.

So I will get married.

I do not remember what I said exactly, But it might have been a statement like, 'I will get married.' But I did not use the word 'promise', 'vow' or 'by Allah'.

I also did not have any intention of sharing my thoughts with Allah.

Did I make a promise to get married?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Answer:

Walaikumusalam

Your speech in question did not constitute a promise or an oath will Allah. Imam Kasani explains as such, he says:

“The first principle of an oath is the word used to initiate a promise with Allah.”[1]

Since you have not used the word it will not be considered an oath.

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Moulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 


[1] Imam Kasani, Bada’I as-Sana’I(Beirut: DKI Publishers, 2003), 4:13.

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