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Married woman making istikhaara to get married to another man

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Q: I’m married for ten years. I was having problems with my husband and during the problems times I was supported by a male colleague who is married as well. I started to have feelings for him and it was vice versa. We did istikara namaaz to know whether we can be together. However he got a positive response in his dreams while when I did for me and my husband on the first day I was my husband with a white shirt and second day I saw a green object. Then I did for me and the person whom I have a feeling for I saw red object on first day on second day I saw a girl dressed in black crying as she was unhappy. Third day I saw red object. Forth day I saw a white car and fifth day I saw a red object. That person did istikhara for me and him and he saw me in white dress in a white room and on some other days he saw black things.


A: There is no istikhaarah for a man while you are already in nikaah. You can only make istikhaarah for marriage after you have come out from nikaah. Make istighfaar and sincere taubah for all this type of haraam relationship.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.