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Didn`t Tell Suitor about Burns on her Back

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by Darul Iftaa Jordan
Four months ago, I concluded my marriage contract in one of the Sharia courts. However, I have recently discovered that my fiancé has burns on her back of which I wasn`t told. Is this a breach of contract? In addition, if I wanted the marriage to be annulled, am I liable for any amount from the advanced and deferred portions of the Mahr (Bridal gift) or not?

Answer:

Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds.

The burns on your fiancé's back don`t necessitate the dissolution of marriage-By a Sharia judge`s ruling- and we advise you to accept this girl if you are satisfied with her faith and character. However, if you want the contract to be annulledthen you must refer to a Sharia judge. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

 

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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