Can I Make Dua to Get Married to My Loved One?

02 June, 2020
Q I had a relationship with my best friend for 2 years. We used to be very happy together as he understood me so well. But then one day his family knew about our relationship and then the problem started. We could not continue our relationship due to his family issues.

So, we broke up and we promised each other that after the completion of our study and after being established, we will try to make his parents understand that we love each other. He is a humble and nice guy. He has no bad habit of smoking or taking drugs etc. He respects me and my family.

So, after the very bad situation, we broke up and got separated. I pray for getting married to him every day. I pray tahajjud as well. But it is so painful for me to stay away from him as we have no contact now.

How can I be able to lead a normal life? I only feel peace when I complete my prayer. Can I make dua to get married to him?

Answer


In this counseling answer:

• You have done the right thing in walking away now before even bigger sins were committed between you.

• Having developed feelings for him, you will not notice any signs that suggest that you should not proceed with marriage to him, or you will take those strong feelings you have as a sign that you should, therefore, leading you to distorted conclusions.

• If you are sure it’s the right thing to do on the advice of your loved one too (ideally your parents), and his parents agree, then it is not necessary to wait to perform the nikkah.


Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa barakatuh sister,

It is evident that this situation is causing you much pain. You were best friends with another man for many years but once your families found out about this you had to break off the friendship for now until your studies are complete.

After which time you have promised yourselves to one another. However, the pain you face now is being without him in the meantime.

The first thing to do here is that you have done the right thing in going your separate ways. A relationship like this with other than your spouse outside of marriage is not acceptable. As you have seen first-hand such relationships can easily lead to the development of feelings beyond just friendship.

It is such feelings that can quickly get out of hand and lead to sin. Therefore, you have done the right thing in walking away now before even bigger sins were committed between you.

It is these strong feelings that you developed for him that has to lead to the feelings of sadness that you are experiencing in his absence as you wish to be with him again. Keeping this in mind you should realize that any du’as you make for you to get married to him will be tainted by the feelings that you have for him.

Even if he is not meant for you and all the signs point to the same, then you will be blind to them as a result of your feelings for him.

You will not notice any signs that suggest that you should not proceed with marriage to him, or you will take those strong feelings you have as a sign that you should, therefore, leading you to distorted conclusions.

Can I Make Dua to Get Married to My Loved One? - About Islam

For example, you say that he is a good man with good character and behavior, but are your positive interpretations of him solely a result of your feelings for him which also mask that negatives too? It would normally be suggested to make istikhara on matters like this, but it is likely that your correct feelings may distort any genuine conclusions.

A way to overcome this would be to introduce a third party. Someone to represent you and have your best interests at heart. Let that person analyze the situation with neutral eyes not being biased by their love or feelings for him.

If this person is also in agreement that this man is a good man and a suitable spouse for you then perhaps you might push for an earlier nikkah without having to wait until your studies are complete.

Whilst it is desirable that they are complete first, it is not necessary. If you are sure it’s the right thing to do on the advice of your loved one too then it is not necessary to wait to perform the nikkah.


Check out this counseling video:


If he is the good man that you say he is then he certainly has the most desirable characteristics of a spouse. If this is the route you take, then do make sure to proceed with caution.

The fact that you developed the feelings beforehand and that your parents knew of this relationship may cause difficulties in your marriage such as a lack of trust between you due to having had a relationship with each other outside of marriage there may be fear that the other spouse could do the same again with someone else. The same feelings may be present in extended family members also.

May Allah guide you to. Make the best decision for yourself and that which is most pleasing to Him. May He grant you a righteous spouse who will be the coolness of your eyes in this life and the next.

Salam,

***

Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and purely based on the limited information provided in the question. In no event shall AboutIslam, its counselors or employees be held liable for any damages that may arise from your decision in the use of our services.

Read more:

About Hannah Morris
Hannah Morris is a mum of 4 and she currently works as Counsellor and Instructor of BSc. Psychology at the Islamic Online University (IOU). She obtained her MA degree in Psychology and has over 10 years of experience working in health and social care settings in the UK, USA, and Ireland. Check out her personal Facebook page, ActiveMindCare, that promotes psychological well-being in the Ummah. (www.facebook.com/activemindcare)