Should a woman with OCD get married?

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Q: I am requesting advice on behalf of a friend?

She is a highly educated individual in her mid 30s. She has lived abroad, earns well and also financially assists extended family. However, she suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and some traits of autism. Her dilemma is that she is keen to settle down and start a family. Kindly advise if in your opinion and from your knowledge of the deen, your wisdom and having most probably raised a family yourself whether she should consider marriage at all given her health condition or commit solely to her career and providing for her family, extended family and contributing to the community?


A: She should get married, but she should let the man that is interested in her know her state of mind and her concerns.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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