Can someone who has contracted an S.T.D. get married?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If a Muslim or Muslimah has contracted an S.T.D. for which a cure has not been found, than what is the Islamic verdict on them when it comes to marriage? Are they totally banned from getting married?


A: To avoid disputes and problems later on in the nikaah, they should inform the family that they intend marrying in, of their condition.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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