Informing one's prospective spouse about one's medical condition

Q: I was diagnosed with psoriasis 3 years back. When it initially came, it was bad where my body was almost covered with it. Upon taking the treatment biologics injections, it cleared rapidly in 2-3 months.

Since Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition I have to keep it in control and according to doctors it cannot be cured completely, but there are medications which can keep it in control. I know few people who have been cured from it (remission).

After this initial major outbreak, I was pretty much clear from it by the grace of Allah for the past 3 years.

Only this year, in 2023, it was a little bad for around 6 months where 5-8% of my body was covered, according to the doctor since i was off my medication for 1.5 years.

When I was on medication I used to get few plaques during winters which covered around 3% of the body and they got cleared in summers in 2-4 months. Rest of the months I was 99.9% clear of it.

Now I have started the medication again and it is in control where I have around 1-2% of involvement and hoping it will be cleared in 1-2 months inshallah. I take injections once every month now.

Other than this condition I am healthy and normal and I also work by Allah's grace.

I am planning to get married. Given my history of this condition should I inform my prospective spouse about this condition. I feel nobody will be interested after I inform them about it. So I am not able to take a decision due to this. Doctors told me that it is perfectly okay to get married living with this condition.

A: If you are concerned that it could lead to an issue in your marriage, then it is better to mention your condition to the prospective spouse via your mother, sister, etc.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)