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Can I Make Dua In a Language Other Than Arabic During Sajdah?

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Question: I love a girl a lot, and she understands this but does not say anything. I want to marry her. Is it permissible to pray to God that I marry her? During sajdah, the servant is close to Allah. So is it possible to ask for anything in my Bengali language during the sajdah of the nafl prayer?

Answer:

Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question.

1) I pray that Allah unites you with your beloved if it is good for you. I highly recommend that you still pray istikhara about her and take a free course on marriage in order to prepare yourself. Please see this link for the full answer:

May Allah reward you for your sincerity and effort.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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