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Verbal commitment before marriage

Fatwaa ID: 1035

Question:
Does verbal commitment made before marriage from either party count?
Will he/she be answerable to Allah if its not fulfilled?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Unless coupled with oaths or vows, a verbal commitment will count as a promise or agreement. Muslims are encouraged to uphold and honor their promises. It is from the signs of a hypocrite to unnecessarily go against one’s promise. Furthermore, fulfilling agreements and promises, especially in a marriage, is healthy for a relationship, while going against them negatively harms the relationship.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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