In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Sister in Islam,
We take note of the contents of your email and your feeling of depression.
We make Dua to Allah to grant you courage to overcome your difficulty.
We are living in this world of means. When searching for anything, one adopts appropriate means to acquire it. Marriage is one of the most important aspects of one’s life. You should also adopt means and seek counsel from appropriate people in searching for a suitable husband.
You may discuss the issue with some responsible person in the family, perhaps an elderly reputable person to communicate and influence your parents to get you married.
Apart from adopting the means, the following duas are effective. Allah will put barakah in the means you adopt and guide you to the right spouse. [i]
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
Translation: ‘There is none worthy of worship except You, Glory to You; Indeed, I have been of the transgressors.
This is the supplication of Dhun-Nun (Prophet Yunus Alaihis Salaam) while he was in the belly of the whale.
Rasullullah ﷺ said:
فَإِنَّهُ لَمْ يَدْعُ بِهَا رَجُلٌ مُسْلِمٌ فِي شَيْءٍ قَطُّ إِلاَّ اسْتَجَابَ اللَّهُ لَهُ “
So indeed, no Muslim man supplicates with it for anything, ever, except Allah responds to him.”
ربي اني لما انزلت الي من خير فقير
Transliteration: “Inni Lima anzalta illayye min khairin faqeer”
Translation: “Indeed I am in need of goodness”
(Surah Al-Qasas, Verse 24)
This is the supplication of Moosa (Alayhis Salaam), which he read while he was a traveller and desperate for his basic needs.
“ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً، وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً، وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ ”
Translation: “O Allah! Give to us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire.”
(Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Al-Muslim)
We make dua to Allah to grant you a suitable and compatible spouse. Aameen.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Muhammad I.V Patel
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
[i] Khawaateen Ke Masaa’il Aur Unka Hal- (Mufti Yusuf Ludhyanwi Rahimahullah)
Mustanad Majmoo’aah Wadhaaif- (Mufti Nidhaamud Deen Shamzi Rahimahullah)