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Getting Ready for Marriage (Episode 5)

Challenges During Search for Marriage

In the last episode, Sister Hana advises on challenges during the marriage search.

One of these challenges is the possibility of being rejected during the selection of the right spouse. 

As there is no guarantee that the person we approach is willing to accept the proposal, it is important to get comfortable with the idea that you might be rejected.

How can you prevent disappointment and guilt?


Try to keep your plans private and leave the discussion between the closest ones until it becomes official. 

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If you are the one who rejects it, know that rejection does not mean rudeness.  


Being honest about your reasons and communicating them with kindness and support will create a peaceful agreement about your decision, in Sha Allah. 

Also, according to your interest, make sure that with your communication you “close the door”, or actually leave it “half-way open”. 

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About Hana Alasry
Hana Alasry is a physician associate practicing medicine in the US. She has over 10 years of Islamic community organizing experience. She is the founder of SALIM Life LLC and has a self-improvement brand which focuses on God-Conscious Self-Improvement. She has a particular interest in premarital preparation and healing chronic trauma and offers personal coaching, group coaching, workshops & more. You can find more about Hana's work at, on Tiktok (@HanathePA) and on Youtube (Hana Alasry).