It is not befitting to lie for real or as a joke, and nor for any of you to promise your child something, and then not to fulfil [your promise] to him.
I am the undersigned ‘Abdul-Qaadir, and I am 25 years of age. I wish to ask regarding a Christian woman who is 25 years of age; I promised her that when she becomes a Muslim I will marry her, and now she has embraced Islaam should I marry her, keeping in mind that my father is strongly against this marriage [taking place]?
Reference: Silsilah Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Tape 5 Question: My husband has vowed not to marry so long as I am [married] to him; so is it obligatory upon him to fulfill this vow or not? Response: This [type of] vow takes on the ruling of an oath; that is because it is [understood that […]