Getting married when one has a sickness

Q: I am physically weak. Eight years ago I used steroid to become healthy but it reacted to pain in my liver area which is still with me since 8 years. Now I am 27 years old. Medical checkups are still unable to diagnose my illness but I am getting ever more weak and pain is increasing day by day. Now my family wants me to engage and get married. Please guide me to the cure for my disease. Am I allowed to marry if there is a severe disease (maybe cancer) in me which can lead to be major problems for me in future or decrease my age.


A: If you are overcome with these concerns and fears on account of your ill health, then the better thing is that you inform the family that you wish to get married in of your condition, so that they do not feel deceived later on.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)