Effect of psychological disturbances on the marriage contract
I proposed to a practicing Muslim woman for marriage.
When I entered our home after concluding the marriage contract, I found my family discussing the matter of my marriage. They asked me where I had been and were asking me to marry my wife's sister instead. They claim that my wife is not pretty and is not suitable for me. I started thinking day and night about many things that worried me a lot. I suffered from a psychological condition, I even thought of many things which I am not pleased with but I can not divorce my wife. I sometimes think that I have committed a sin that displeases Allah. Whenever I used to remember those insinuations, I started to worry. (Part No. 18; Page No. 94) I even reached the condition that whenever I am talking to someone else I feel as if someone else is talking to him and not me. At last, I went to see a psychiatrist who told me that I have no hand in what I have been suffering from. All praise is due to Allah, I am now cured. Your Eminence, is my marriage valid despite all what I have gone through? Please, advise me for you will be responsible for the Fatwa you give me before Allah on the Day of Resurrection. Please make Du`a' (supplication) wishing for me all good you love for yourself.
The contract is valid if you were adult and of a sound mind upon concluding the marriage contract. The psychological disturbances which you were suffering from have no effect on the validity of the contract and you do not have to renew it. Praise be to Allah Who has cured you from this illness. We advise you to fear Allah, observe morning, evening and sleep Adhkar (invocations and remembrances said at certain times on a regular basis), recite the Qur'an, perform the congregational Prayers in the Masjid (mosque), and accompany pious people. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.