Q: I am 30 years of age and divorced with 2 kids a girl and a boy. I have been a lone parent for over 8 years now and I really feel that I need a partner and at the same time I worry for my kids too. My parents don’t want to get me remarried because of the children. My mum worries too much about the kids that if their own father left them then how can a step father take care of them. I agree with her too but I am there for my children and always will be, they are my life, but there are some good people out there too. A father can leave his kids but a mother can never leave her children. Could you please tell me a dua or a wazifa that I can read so that my parents think about me and my children, accept that fact and I get a very good life partner that will accept me with my 2 kids and fulfil the duties of a real father.
A: Your mother’s thinking in this way that you should not get married because the step father will not take care of the children is incorrect. If you find a suitable partner who is Deeni conscious and is prepared to take care of your children, then you should get married. Recite رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ after your five daily Salaah and constantly make dua that Allah Ta’ala bless you with a pious husband.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)