Should I Talk About My First Marriage to My Potential Spouse?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: I have been married twice. Now someone wishes to marry me. However when I want to talk about my life prior to my last divorce he stops me. He is only concerned with what I am now. I have also shared that I have sinned much and have repented. Should I talk about my first marriage?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

This individual who wishes to marry you is right: the past is the past. If you have sincerely repented, there is no reason to bring your past actions up especially if it entails exposing sin, which is in fact prohibited in our religion.

Since your suitor has already said he has made up his mind and does not wish to indulge in the past, you should simply move on and maintain the cover that Allah has placed over you. For more details relating to this, I would advise you to read the following answer:

Should I Tell My Spouse About My Relationships Before I Got Married?


Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani