I went to visit my aunt and when I arrived there I said to her that I vowed to observe Sawm (Fast) for two months if I ate from her slaughtered animal.
When my aunt told her husband about my vow, he said that the animal was already slaughtered. I repeated my vow before her and her husband for a second time, but her husband and a group of old people said to me that I said my vow to my aunt, not to her husband who slaughtered the animal without knowing anything about the vow. Then they convinced me until I ate some of the meat. Am I obliged to observe Sawm for the two months? Please give me a Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) in this regard. May Allah reward you with the best!Also, a dispute took place between my husband and me as a result of which I went to my neighbors. When they asked me to return to my husband's house, I made a vow to observe Sawm for two months if I returned to him before going to my family's house. After that (Part No. 23; Page No. 206) my husband brought the neighbors and forced me to return to him and I did not go to my family as I had vowed.When I returned to my husband under the pressure of my neighbors, I told them that they incurred the sin of breaking my vow, not me. Please tell me whether or not I should observe Sawm for two months as I had vowed.
You must offer two Kaffarahs (expiations) for the two cases. The Kaffarah involves emancipating a believing slave, or feeding ten Miskins (needy persons), or providing them with clothing. If you are unable to afford any of them, you must observe Sawm for three days to expiate for each broken vow.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.