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Ruling on marrying someone who has PVL Staphylococcus


Publication : 23-03-2022

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I have a very strong desire to get married but doctors have said some time ago that I have pvl staphylococcus which is said to be contagious. How do I deal with this? I have asked doctors regarding coming in contact with family etc but this is shrugged off as if it's fine and that as long as they use a certain shower gel and nasal ointment they should be fine for a week or something. However, I do things normally like anyone school used to do sports go masjid and haven't been told to isolate or something like that and that some people have staphylococcus growing on their skin or on their skin and that some people can be affected like having an infection, etc. What should I do in this case

Praise be to Allah.


Staphylococcus bacteria

What we have found out with regard to Staphylococcus bacteria is that they are contagious, and the consequences of infection may be very serious and difficult to treat.

Cases of infection with Staphylococcus bacteria occur because these are germs that are commonly found on the skin or in the nose even among healthy people. In most cases the bacteria do not cause any problems and only lead to cases of relatively mild skin infections.

However, these bacteria may cause cases of deadly Staphylococcus infections if the bacteria go deep into the body, or get into the bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. The number of healthy people who are exposed to life-threatening Staphylococcus infections is increasing.

The treatment usually involves antibiotics and filtering fluids from the affected area. Nevertheless, not all cases of Staphylococcus respond to common antibiotics. (‘Adwa al-Mikroobaat al-‘Anqoodiyyah).


Ruling on marriage for one who has Staphylococcus

If it is proven that this disease is contagious, there is nothing wrong with getting married, provided that you inform the one whom you want to marry about that.

In the answer to question no. 69742 we explained that it is permissible for one who has AIDS to get married, provided that he informs the one he wants to marry about that, and AIDS is one of the most severe of contagious diseases that cannot be compared to what you have.

It is not permissible to conceal a contagious disease from a potential wife, because that is a defect which must be disclosed, according to the correct scholarly view.

See also the answers to questions no. 111980 and 107785 .

And Allah knows best.

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