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He vowed to give charity if the team he supports won the match

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Publication : 09-02-2015

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Question

A person has vowed that if the team he supports won the match, he would give charity. What is the ruling?

Answer

Praise be to Allah

Shaykh ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan al-Barraak was asked this question and he replied: 

He is obliged to give charity, but this is blameworthy according to sharee‘ah for two reasons: 

1.He connected his vow to a kind of idle pursuit that is blameworthy according to sharee‘ah

2.It is a conditional vow, and conditional vows are haraam or makrooh; they do not put back anything that Allah has decreed; rather all they do is get something out of the miser.

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