Is Nikah Mandatory for Men

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Is nikah mandatory for man suffering from mental illness (depression, anxiety, social phobia) and going to work regularly? Does Shariah provide exception for such person?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1352/1338/L=11/1438)


In common situations, it is sunnah for each one whether he is fully healthy. If the said person is suffering from mental illness and it is feared that he cannot maintain the marital rights then it is not necessary to get him married.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.