Consulting one’s parents and family elders with regards to nikaah

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Q: I want to ask about istakhara. I will do it according to the Sunnah method. I want to know about my marriage. I want to know about love marriage and is that guy good for my life or not? Can you tell me what sign I will get in the dream? Second if I get a negative answer, can I do istakhara again? If again negative, can I do it again and if third time I get it positive should I marry that person?


A: The more important thing is mashwarah and consulting with one’s family elders. Listen to what they have to say and accept their advice.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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