Experiencing difficulty in finding a suitable spouse

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I am looking to get married. But in today’s society it seems impossible to find a girl who isn’t involved in social media and shameless behaviour and dress code. How can one go about finding a good pious girl that will be a good match? I’ve been making istikhara for many months for the same girls. How does one tell what the istikhara indicates towards?


A: Don’t be despondent. Like there are evil men there are evil women, and just as there are good men then there are good women as well.

A dream seen after istikhaarah is not conclusive always. Istikharah is done seeking goodness and barkat in the work you intend embarking upon.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)