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I Love Him, But He Doesn't Know Me. Can I Pray Istikhara?

Short Answer: A Muslim girl should work with her parents’ approval and guidance when it comes to marrying someone whom she fancies, in most cases. Perhaps, if they agree, they can initiate a marriage proposal to the said young man through their social network/community contacts. Once again, if you continue to pray istikharah, if this marital union is good …

Can I Wish to Marry an Engaged Person?

Can I Wish to Marry an Engaged Person?

There is a person I desired to marry for a long time. This person recently became engaged to someone else. However, I still feel that this person is the one I wish to marry.

Duaa Not Being Answered

Why is My Duaa Not Being Answered Yet?

Short Answer: Only Allah knows what is good for us and only He knows the right time. We are not aware whether our supplications will bring us joy and betterment, or cause our own misery, downfall and destruction. Instead, we should perform the istikharah prayer in order to ask Allah to guide us regarding what we want. Whatever …

Prayers Only Five A Day

Prayers: Only Five A Day?

Now, I want to know if there are other prayers that should be performed along with the five obligatory ones


Want to Marry Her But Her Istikhara Was Negative, What Can I Do?

In this counseling answer: “It may be that this girl telling you that after praying istikhara she felt that the marriage could not move forward was already a sign that it is not to be. This is nothing to be sad about. You could even take this as Allah pushing you both to seek marriage in a …

I Prayed Istikharah for Marriage Then She Called Me: Is It a Sign?

I Prayed Istikharah for Marriage Then She Called Me: Is It a Sign?

In this counseling answer: Anything that facilitates moving forward with a proposal to her could potentially be a sign. It does not have to come in the form of a dream. If obstacles seem to stand in the way of moving forward with the marriage, then this could, indeed, be a sign that it is not meant …

Can Supplication Change One's Soulmate

Can Supplication Change One's Soulmate?

Salam Dear Mujeeb, Thank you very much for your question. It’s really an important question, since qadaa’ (divine predetermination) is not so clear to many people. Allah Almighty created human beings and knows what is really good for each one of them. He is the Most Compassionate, and wants the best for all of His creatures. When …

Istikharah Prayer: Rules and Signs of Response

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Istikharah prayer is a two-rak`ah non-obligatory Prayer by which one seeks Allah’s guidance when he is confused or can’t choose …

Managing Time for a Better Work-Life Balance

Managing Time for a Better Work-Life Balance

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum, Thank you for writing us. While it is often good to keep a balanced 8-hour schedule, many times people cannot adhere to this schedule all of their lives. Often, as in your case, job offers with different hours come along; some people return to school part-time while working full-time; some people have …

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