Erectile dysfunction and Nikah

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Assalamualaikum Mufti sb situation is like this : suppose ‘A'(man) is to marry ‘R'(woman), ‘A’suddenly suffers from erectic dysfunction after tie up, and for this very reason he delayed nikah ,and is of the opinion till he is not physically fit he won’t go for nikah, except if he is allowed in shariat, ‘R’ is not ready to marry anyone else except ‘A’ and she is well aware about the problem. Now my question is

1. Could they go for nikah?

2. Please mention each and every condition if any nWasalaam


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh


If ‘R’ agrees to marry ‘A’ as he is, she may do so. However she cannot come out of ‘A’ ‘s marriage due to his erectile dysfunction.

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best


Wassalāmu ῾alaykum 

Rajeeb Qasimi

Kerala, India


Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai




ولو أقام الولي بينة على رضاها بجبه أو عنته أو علمها بحاله عند العقد لم يفرق   ( النهر الفائق شرح كنز الدقائق 2/ 470) 

ومنها أن لا تكون عالمة بالعيب وقت النكاح حتى لو تزوجت، وهي تعلم أنه عنين، فلا خيار لها؛ لأنها إذا كانت عالمة بالعيب لدى التزويج، فقد رضيت بالعيب كالمشتري إذا كان عالما بالعيب عند البيع، والرضا بالعيب يمنع الرد كما في البيع وغيره، (بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (2/ 325))

وإن تزوجت المرأة رجلا وهي تعلم أنه عنين فلا خيار لها (الجوهرة النيرة (4/ 46)



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