Disclosing one’s past to the girl one is getting married to

Q: Suppose a boy has committed zina many at times with different girls. But now Allah has made this boy realise that it was very wrong and that boy has confessed for this to Allah and promised not to do it again. That boy is about to get married now. So should that boy disclose this fact to the girl he will be getting married that he has been physical with many girls or not? Because lying is also not allowed in Islam. Please guide me on this.


A: He does not need to, if it is not at the level of an addiction and since it is a matter between him and Allah Ta`ala he needs to honour his pledge with Allah Ta`ala and Allah Ta`ala will then take care of him.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا تُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّـهِ تَوْبَةً نَصُوحًا عَسَىٰ رَبُّكُمْ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ عَنْكُمْ سَيِّئَاتِكُمْ وَيُدْخِلَكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ يَوْمَ لَا يُخْزِي اللَّـهُ النَّبِيَّ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَهُ ۖ نُورُهُمْ يَسْعَىٰ بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَبِأَيْمَانِهِمْ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا أَتْمِمْ لَنَا نُورَنَا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ ﴿التحريم:٨﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)