I like a girl for her qualities and there is no illegal bond between us or love. I would like to marry the girl of that type but in my family they do not allow marriage according to our will. I would like to know if there is any dua which would make me have a Halal nikah with her and also any Dua which is recited for a period of time make my parents give their consent for this nikah. I would like to inform that I have not informed my parents about the girl but I wish to have their consent when I inform them because if they reject I would be obliged to follow. Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) might have taught the Sahaba something about this. I hope so. Can I ask Allah for my nikah in my Duas? What would be the auspicious time for it? Can I perform istikharah as to whether I will get married to her or not. What are the positive signs of an istikharah? I performed istikharah once and saw in my dream a big gathering dressed in white. It was a vivid dream.

I like a girl for her qualities and there is no illegal bond between us or love. I would like to marry the girl of that type but in my family they do not allow marriage according to our will. I would like to know if there is any dua which would make me have a Halal nikah with her and also any Dua which is recited for a period of time make my parents give their consent for this nikah. I would like to inform that I have not informed my parents about the girl but I wish to have their consent when I inform them because if they reject I would be obliged to follow. Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) might have taught the Sahaba something about this. I hope so. Can I ask Allah for my nikah in my Duas? What would be the auspicious time for it?
Can I perform istikharah as to whether I will get married to her or not. What are the positive signs of an istikharah? I performed istikharah once and saw in my dream a big gathering dressed in white. It was a vivid dream.

Answer

(Fatwa: 373/290/H=1434)

Offer salah with takbir tahrima for forty days. Also after each salah recite the following dua with durood 3-3 times before and after:
رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَاماً [القرآن الكريم]
And supplicate to Allah wholeheartedly. Also offer two rakah nafl salah of istikharah before going to bed and supplicate, O Allah if there is good in marrying this girl then make it easy for me and if there is no good in it then turn my heart from it. Amen! Instead of saying your parents yourself send them message through some influential persons (who is earnest and is considerate and has the relation of love and sympathy with your father), in-shaAllah, it shall yield good result.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband