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IslamQA: Can someone with mental illness marry in Islam?

Can a person marry, even if he/she is suffering from some kind of psychological disease and knows that it can affect his/her married life?

It depends on the seriousness of the illness. If there is a good chance that you can have a functional family life and can bring up children safely, then it may be fine (you should get other people’s opinion on this and not rely only on your own). Be honest with your potential spouse regarding your illness, you should let them know about it and give them your honest opinion on what you think your limitations are when it comes to being a good spouse and parent.

And God knows best.
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Fazra Cassim
Fazra Cassim
1 year ago

When a person is mentally ill and having manic episodes once a year. According to islam who will be responsible for his wife and the kids since his wife is an orphan?