Marriage issue

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Asalamualakum I had a dream a couple of weeks ago that a religious person whom I respect very much came into my dream and told me to marry him . I’m a married woman but not happy in my marriage . I have been doing istakhara for the last 2 months about my husband and been praying for his hidayah since I got married . He is a non practicing Muslim . Since that dream , my life is changed , I can’t sleep , I’m very restless and I don’t want to be with my husband . Is there any truth in the dream ? Or is it from shaytan?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


We make Duaa that Allah Ta’ala change your present condition of grief into peace. Ameen.

We do not know the details of your marital problems. If we had known, we would have advised you accordingly.

The dream you refer to is definitely a Shaytani dream. The work of Shaytan is to cause more distress and break marriages. Consider the following Hadith:

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ إِنَّ إِبْلِيسَ يَضَعُ عَرْشَهُ عَلَى الْمَاءِ ثُمَّ يَبْعَثُ سَرَايَاهُ فَأَدْنَاهُمْ مِنْهُ مَنْزِلَةً أَعْظَمُهُمْ فِتْنَةً يَجِيءُ أَحَدُهُمْ فَيَقُولُ فَعَلْتُ كَذَا وَكَذَا فَيَقُولُ مَا صَنَعْتَ شَيْئًا قَالَ ثُمَّ يَجِيءُ أَحَدُهُمْ فَيَقُولُ مَا تَرَكْتُهُ حَتَّى فَرَّقْتُ بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ امْرَأَتِهِ – قَالَ – فَيُدْنِيهِ مِنْهُ وَيَقُولُ نِعْمَ أَنْتَ “‏

Translation :Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam said: Iblis places his throne upon water; he then sends detachments (of Shayateen to cause mischief in the land); the nearest to him in rank are those who cause the most mischief. One of them comes and says: “I did so and so.” And he says: “You have done nothing.” Then one amongst them comes and says: “I did not spare so and so until I caused discord between him and his wife.” The Shaytan brings him near to him and says: “You have done well.” ( Sahih Muslim 6755)

Our advice is you oppose the Shaytan and address the problems in your marriage. Change your mindset be positive. Problems and turbulences in a marriage are normal. There is no benefit in running away from a problem, the problem just becomes worst.

Be determined and positive. Address the problem and work towards changing the situation. No problem is too big to solve with the correct advice and guidance.

You may obtain a copy of Qaseedah Burdah by our Honourable Teacher, Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb (Hafizahullah), for spiritual upliftment and motivation. You could also access it via the following link:

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.