Istikhaara for marriage

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I have done istikhaara for marraige and I proposed to the man I had in mind. He said that he needs time because he is not financially independent yet. I can wait. But I am confused. Is that a positive or a negative response?


A: This is left to you. If you wish to accept his word you may accept and if you wish you can reject and go on with life.

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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