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Asking medical certificate before marriage

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Is it Islamic to ask for medical certificate from bride or groom before marriage ?

Pls highlight the issue in light of Quran and Hadith. 


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Asking medical certificate before marriage

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There was obviously no such thing as a ‘medical certificate’ during the time the Quran was revealed.   The believers who sought to marry would do their due diligence in the communities they lived and satisfied themselves with the information they received before they married.  


But in today’s age,  where the communities are large and one may not be able to source correct information in a foreign land,  and because of the spread of terrible diseases,  there is no harm or sin if one or both partners request a ‘medical certificate’ if they wish to do so.


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Your Brother in Islam,






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