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Can I Perform Istikhaarah Salaah for Future Marriage Plans?

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Q: I know a girl for 7 years. In the last 6 months we started developing feelings for each other and dated a few times but nothing physical. We have decided to stop dating so that it does not damage our future together. We plan on getting married in 3 years time. Is it permissible to read istikaarah salaah now even though we plan on getting married later and what is your advice for this period of time?


A: The hadeeth says that when the match is found you should marry straight away. How can you gain the special help of Allah Ta`ala if you delay this and go against the teaching of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).

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.

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