• A Muslim should always fulfil a promise made. Never break a promise unless beyond one’s control
• Avoid making a promise in haste
• Do not make promises pertaining to unlawful things. It is not permissible to fulfil such unlawful promises
• Do not make a promise if you have no intention of fulfilling it
• Even if a child is enticed with something, it becomes a promise which should be honoured
Abdullah bin Aamir (RA) narrates: “Once whilst I was a child, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) came to our home. I had gone off to play when my mother called me saying that she had something to give me. Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) asked: ‘What do you intend giving him?’ My mother replied: "I intend to give him some dates." Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) commented: "Verily, if you do not give him anything, a lie will be recorded against you." (As Sunanal Kubra lil Baihaqi, Abu Dawood)
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