He who vows and finds something better

Adi bin Hatim At-Ta’i (radi Allahu anhu) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) say: “He who has taken an oath (to do something) but found something else better than that (which brings him closer to Allah), then he should do that which is better in piety (and he should expiate for the breaking of oath)” [Sahih┬áMuslim]

This Hadith emphasizes the importance of having the fear of Allah. So much so that if somebody has made a vow to commit some sin he should break it, arrange for its expiation and keep himself away from that sin or any other act that contravenes the fear of Allah.
And Allah Knows Best!

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