Revealing One’s Past Sins If Asked About Them


I committed Zina once in my life and Allah covered me and nobody know about that, and I feel sorry for what I did and I ask forgiveness from Allah. I'm going to get married, what if the girl I'm going to marry asked me if I committed adultery before and what if she asked me to swear to Allah?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention) is His slave and Messenger.

Dear brother, as long as Allah has covered you, you must cover yourself with the veil of Allah and do not inform anyone about what you have committed. The Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention) said: "Whoever happens to commit any of these filthy things, should conceal himself with the screen of Allah, and repent to Him, because whoever discloses to us what he committed, we will apply the Ruling of Allah (i.e. the Hadd) on him." [Maalik in Al-Muwatt’a and Al-Bayhaqi in As-Sunan]

The woman you intend to marry does not have any right to ask you about your previous sins as mentioned in your question and you should not answer her as mentioned above.

Allah knows best.






ﺳُﺒﺤَﺎﻧَﻚَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻬُﻢَّ ﻭَﺑِﺤَﻤْﺪِﻙَ ﺃﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺃﻥ ﻟَﺎ ﺇِﻟَﻪَ ﺇِﻻَّ ﺃﻧْﺖَ ﺃﺳْﺘَﻐْﻔِﺮُﻙَ ﻭﺃَﺗُﻮﺏُ ﺇِﻟَﻴْﻚ


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