Supplications for a Spouse

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
Answered by Shaykh Mazhar Mahmood


Is there any prayer I could perform to have my marriage proposal accepted. I have been rejected many times, and seek some guidance from you.


Thank you for contacting Mathābah regarding your matter. We pray to the Almighty to facilitate ease and comfort for you. Āmīn.

As Muslims, we understand and believe that every tangible and intangible situation we are faced with happens by the will of Allāh. Hence, we should consign all our affairs to the Almighty, as He only knows what is best for us.

Many a times, it may take a while for an individual to find their other half, but with the passing of time, one will see and rejoice upon the fruits of their patience.

With regards to some prayers, you may dedicate a portion of your day in beseeching the Almighty with the following prayers:

Sā’d bin Abī Waqās (may Allāh be pleased with him) reported, Allāh’s Messenger (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Shall I inform you of a prayer which will rid its reciter of every worldly stress and calamity?  It is the prayer of Yūnus (peace and blessings upon him),

لا إلهَ إلا أنتَ سُبحانَكَ إني كنتُ منَ الظالِمينَ

Glory be to you [my Lord], there is no deity [worthy of worship] besides You. Surely, I am amongst those who have wronged themselves. (Al-Jami’ al-Saghīr: 2861)

One should also recite the prayer of desperation by which Mūsā (peace and blessings upon him) called unto Allāh, and was cured of grief, loneliness and poverty.

The prayer is as follows:

“رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ “

“My Lord, I am in dire need of whatever goodness you send down upon me.” (Qur’ān 28:24)

Shaykh Sulaymān Choksī says, “After Mūsā (peace and blessings upon him) rendered this supplication to Almighty Allāh, the Almighty facilitated every necessity of life for Mūsā (peace and blessings upon him), everything from a suitable spouse, profitable livelihood to food on the table.”

Another Qurʾānic prayer one may render is as follows,

رَ‌بَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّ‌يَّاتِنَا قُرَّ‌ةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

“Our Lord! Bestow us with spouses and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the pious” (Qur’ān, 25:74)

Call unto Allāh, beseech Him by means of these prayers often, and hope for the best.

Allāh Almighty says, “Call unto Me; I will answer your prayers.” (Quran, 40:60)

Allāh Almighty Knows Best

This answer was collected from It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

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