Istikhara for marriage

1. Istikhara for marriage in islam

Istikhara for marriage means to seek guidance from ALLAH in the matter of marriage. When you are confused of whether to marry a person or not, you should seek aid from the Almighty by performing the Istikhara for marriage purpose. Istikhara could be done for various objectives. It could be for job, marriage, or business etc,. After doing the Istikhara the person never enters into any kind of loss. Almighty ALLAH makes only the right decision in his favour.

2. Marriage Istikhara

Before making promise to someone for marriage, it is better that you analyse his/her religious status, how pious he/she is? How much is he/she careful of his/her duty towards the Almighty. After you have completed these steps, you should even perform the Istikhara for marriage.

3. Why Istikhara for marriage?

You might be wondering why should we do Istikhara for marriage when we have the right to marry the person of choice? Well, it is for our own goodness. We won’t be having the entire knowledge of whether the person is the best fit for us in this world and the hereafter. With the help of Istikhara we request ALLAH to ordain the what is best for us and keep us satisfied with his decision.

4. Importance of Istikhara for marriage?

After implementing the istikhara for marriage, you will be able to choose the right partner. Istikhara removes tension and sorrow from you. It will help you in fighting with ambiguous thoughts that come up in your mind. You will gain inner peace and satisfaction that now you have given your task in the authority of the Almighty.

5. How to do Istikhara for marriage?

i. What is needed for Istikhara for marriage

  • A prayer mat
  • Clean, peaceful room

ii. Procedure for the Istikhara for marriage


a. When to do the Istikhara for marriage?


1. Suitable time for the istikhara

The best time to carry out the Istikhara for marriage is at night after Isha prayer just before going to sleep.

2. Suitable place for istikhara

Select an empty, peaceful room for doing the Istikhara for marriage. It is better to choose the place where you offer your obligatory salah regularly.

3. Other requirements to do istikhara for marriage
A. Clothes:

You may wear any clothes that are clean, thick and cover your body properly. White clothes are more preferable as this indicates spirituality and purity. Wearing white clothes is also the sunnah of our Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him). With this intention wear white clothes and perform the spiritual practice.

b. Cleanliness:

Take care of cleanliness and hygiene. Wear clean clothes. Ensure that there is no impurity on your body., clothes or the praying place. Be in the state of ablution(wuzu). Another important point is do not reveal about the practice to anyone. Keep it secret.

c. Environment to make istikhara for marriage:

To stimulate positive energies you may make use of some good incense. This will fresh up your mood and keep you active in your prayer.

b. Method of Istikhara for marriage

The method to do the Istikhara for marriage is as follows:

  1. Ablution

    In order to start the Salat al Istikhara for marriage, the first and foremost step that you require to do is make ablution. It is obligatory to purify us for salah. There are 3 obligatory aspects in ablution: Washing the face entirely from top of the forehead to the bottom of jaws. Washing the arms up to above the elbows. Wiping the head with wet hands atleast 1/3 rd of the scalp. And washing the foot upto above the ankles and heels. Apart from these there are optional aspects and sunnah acts.

  2. Preparation for salah

    Lay the prayer mat and position yourself in the direction of the Holy Kaaba.

  3. Begin the Salatul Istikhara

    At first, make the intention of salah. Lift your hands upto shoulder(if woman) upto ears (if man). Say ALLAHU AKBAR and fold your hands and place on the chest. Recite the Isteftah dua i.e,. Subhanakallahumma wa bi h’amdika wa tabarakasmuka wa ta a’ala jadduka wa laa ilaaha ghairuk once. Then recite ta’wwuz, & tasmiya. Ta’wwuz is A’oozubillahi minash-shaitan nir-rajeem in arabic. And tasmiya is to recite Bismillahir-Rah’manir-Rah’eem.

  4. Surah Fatiha

    Recite Surah Fatiha once which is the first chapter of the Holy Quran.

  5. Surah Kafiroon

    Recite the Suratul Kafiroon once.

  6. Surah Ikhlas

    Then recite the suratul Ikhlas 3 times.

  7. 2 cycles

    Likewise complete two cyles of salah.

  8. Dua Istikhara

    Recite the Istikhara supplication for7 times along with Durood.

  9. Sleep

    Go to sleep without talking with anyone. Continue this for 7 consecutive days.

Chapter Al-Fatiha:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
  1. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
  2. الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
  3. مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ
  4. إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ
  5. اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
  6. صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ
  1. Allah, In the name of, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
  2. Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of all the worlds;
  3. Most Gracious, Most Merciful;
  4. Master of the Day of Judgment.
  5. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.
  6. Show us the straight way,
  7. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

  1. قُلْ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلْكَٰفِرُونَ
  2. لَآ أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ
  3. وَلَآ أَنتُمْ عَٰبِدُونَ مَآ أَعْبُدُ
  4. وَلَآ أَنَا۠ عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدتُّمْ
  5. وَلَآ أَنتُمْ عَٰبِدُونَ مَآ أَعْبُدُ
  6. لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِىَ دِينِ
  1. Proclaim, (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), “O disbelievers!”
  2. Neither do I worship what you worship.
  3. Nor do you worship Whom I worship.
  4. And neither will I ever worship what you worship.
  5. Nor will you worship Whom I worship.
  6. For you is your religion, and for me is mine.
Chapter Al-Ikhlas:

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

  1. قُلْ هُوَ ٱللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
  2. ٱللَّهُ ٱلصَّمَدُ
  3. لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
  4. وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُۥ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌۢ
  1. Say: He is Allah, the One and Only One God;
  2. Allah, is the Eternal, Absolute, Independent;
  3. He has no offsprings, nor is He born from anything;
  4. And there is none equal to Him.

6. Istikhara for marriage and Answers

6.1 Istikhara for marriage by name

The most prominent supplication that could be implemented as an Istikhara for marriage problems is the guidance prayer that is proved from the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). The Istikhara supplication is this:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَخِيرُكَ بِعِلْمِكَ وَأَسْتَقْدِرُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ الْعَظِيمِ، فَإِنَّكَ تَقْدِرُ وَلاَ أَقْدِرُ وَتَعْلَمُ وَلاَ أَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتَ عَلاَّمُ الْغُيُوبِ، اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الأَمْرَ خَيْرٌ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاقْدُرْهُ لِي وَيَسِّرْهُ لِي ثُمَّ بَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ، وَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الأَمْرَ شَرٌّ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنِّي وَاصْرِفْنِي عَنْهُ، وَاقْدُرْ لِي الْخَيْرَ حَيْثُ كَانَ ثُمَّ أَرْضِنِي بِهِ
At the end of 2 cycles of Salat Al Istikhara, this is the prayer that is to be recited for 7 times. Whenever you reach the word ” هَذَا” take the name of the person whom you wish to marry and visualize. And complete the recitation likewise.

6.2 Istikhara for marriage problems

Apart from the famous prayer mentioned in Hadith, one could even recite the powerful name of ALLAH “Ya Khabeeru” 5000 times with the visualization of need. With the will of the Almighty many hidden things will open up onto him.

6.3 Istikhara for marriage Signs & colours

There are some of the signs by which the Istikhara is assumed to be positive or negative. If someone sees white , green colour or something that is pure such as mosque, the Kaaba, the Quran, Makkah or Madina all these are considered to be positive signs. Whereas if he notices bad things like blood, or harmful activities these could be considered as negative signs.

6.4 Istikhara for marriage dream

When you carry out the practice for 7 days without skipping you will get dreams during this period. You could interpret based on majority of what you dreamt. It is not necessary to see dreams and colours. Even if you did not see any dream for a long period of time, you could follow the decision that prevails in your heart. At the end of the day, only goodness shall reach you after you finish Istikhara from your side.
وَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِيمَا عَرَّضْتُم بِهِۦ مِنْ خِطْبَةِ ٱلنِّسَآءِ أَوْ أَكْنَنتُمْ فِىٓ أَنفُسِكُمْ ۚ عَلِمَ ٱللَّهُ أَنَّكُمْ سَتَذْكُرُونَهُنَّ وَلَٰكِن لَّا تُوَاعِدُوهُنَّ سِرًّا إِلَّآ أَن تَقُولُوا۟ قَوْلًا مَّعْرُوفًا ۚ وَلَا تَعْزِمُوا۟ عُقْدَةَ ٱلنِّكَاحِ حَتَّىٰ يَبْلُغَ ٱلْكِتَٰبُ أَجَلَهُۥ ۚ وَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ مَا فِىٓ أَنفُسِكُمْ فَٱحْذَرُوهُ ۚ وَٱعْلَمُوٓا۟ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ حَلِيمٌ

6.5 Dua Istikhara for marriage

Another method of making Istikhara for marriage is to recite Surah Yaseen after Surah Fatiha in both the 2 cycles of salah. Those who know it by-heart could implement this Istikhara and pray.

6.6 Easy Istikhara for marriage

In this method you should recite Bismillahir Rah’maan nir Rah’eem 327 times. H’usbunallahu WA ni’mal wakeel 327 times. Ya Hakeemu Ya Majeed 327 times each. Then write the names of ALLAH on your forehead with your finger and sleep.

6.7 Short Istikhara for marriage

If you are in an urgent need and do not have much time to do Istikhara, you could take help of this. In this Istikhara, you should recite the following short prayer as many times as you can.

اَللّٰھُمَّ خِرْلِیْ وَاخْتَرْلِیْ

6.8 Istikhara for marriage by Quran

In this practice, you should recite the Surah Shams, Lail and Ikhlas for 7 times each. Then pray to ALLAH to show in your dream regarding what to do next. Practice this for 7 days without skipping any single day.

7. Istikhara ki dua for marriage

Istikhara ka matlab hota hai ALLAH taala se khair ki talab karna. Hamein chahiye keh kisi bhi kaam ko karne se pehle Istikhara karlein. Jab hum apne kaamon me ALLAH taala ki madad hasil karte hain toh acha faisla hi hamare haq me hoga. Shadi ka Istikhara karne ka tareeqa yeh hai keh Isha ki namaz ke baad 2 rakat nafil namaz ada karein. Phir dua Istikhara ko 7 martaba padhkar daaye janib sojayein. Is amal ko musalsal 7 dino tak karein. Is dauran khwab mein apko ittela miljayegi.

9. Conclusion Istikhara for marriage

You have the permission to implement any of the given Istikhara for marriage. It does not matter even you are a beginner in this field. Perform it with correct arabic pronunciation and faith on Almighty ALLAH. If you do not know to recite the Holy Quran you may take Courses from us. Or if you wish to become a practitioner of any of the wazifa you may take Amliyat courses & rohaniyat courses. Apart from this if you want us to perform Istikhara, Islamic spells, dua, Black magic breaking amliyat, ruqyah for your problems, prayers you may request us. For further guidance and Quranic taweez / Amulets contact us.

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Istikhara for marriage

1 thought on “Istikhara for marriage”

  • Salaam walekum can you please do my Istikhara for marriage not had any risthey come and it’s very disturbing I am now turning 33 this year and I really want to settle down and complete half my deen .

    My name is nafisa tariq date of birth is 10.04.1986 please I really need your help in this matter . I am unsuccessful in my life right now

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