Concealing one's wife's sickness from one's parents

Q: I am a guy, and my wife to be has vitiligo. My parents do not know about this but she disclosed it to me, and I am perfectly ok with this and understand that it might spread, but to me her honesty, personality and piety matters, not the skin condition. She is conscious of her condition and sometimes insecure. That being said, I am not sure whether I am required to disclose this to my parents as well, because of the way society deems such conditions, or is this a personal matter that as long as we both are ok with, and she is honest to me, should be kept private? I have not asked her if she would be ok with me telling it to my parents. Is it kind of lying to my parents to keep such information hidden? In such case, should I ask my wife to be if she is ok with me disclosing it to my parents? Or is this a personla matter between us?

A: You do not have to make it known to your parents.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)