Promises and the consequences in Islam ~ Hi all readers! I guess we all know what a promise is. Maybe we’ve all promised someone to do something. We all know that there are good promises and bad promises. But do you know that according to Islam, not all promises must be made? As Muslims, we must know that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read this article to the end!
Before I continue to explain promises and the consequences in Islam, I will classify them in two. The aim is to make it easier to understand the purpose of the theme of this article. First; good promises, such as promising to pray, give alms, fast, help others, and so on. Second; bad promises, such as promises to steal, lie, do not pray, and so forth.
All Readers! if you promise to do good things, then you have to do it all. Why? Because when you promise, you feel like you owe Allah. Debt must be paid. Likewise, promise. We can find the obligation to keep the promise in the verses of the Quran.
Quran About Promises In Islam
The Quran about promises in Islam that I mean is as follows:
ثُمَّ لۡيَقۡضُواْ تَفَثَهُمۡ وَلۡيُوفُواْ نُذُورَهُمۡ وَلۡيَطَّوَّفُواْ بِٱلۡبَيۡتِ ٱلۡعَتِيقِ ٢٩
Then let them end their untidiness and fulfill their vows and perform Tawaf around the ancient House. (Al-Hajj ; 29).
Maybe you ask, what if we forget to keep our promises, or we get sick or even die before we keep those promises? Do we still have the obligation to keep the promise or the obligation is canceled?
All Readers! If you forget to keep your promise, then if you remember it, then you must keep your promise. If you are sick or die so you cannot keep your promise, then your surviving family must keep your promise! If you promise to fast for one year, then you must fast for one year except on days that are prohibited from fasting!