Right” and once you start meeting potential prospects, insh Allah! There’s an old Arab proverb that says, “Man proposes, God disposes.” Before actively working on oneself and pursuing marriage through worldly means, one has to turn to Allah (swt) and make the intention for marriage.
Next, one should make the Duah of Istikhara and put their trust in Allah’s divine decree, especially when considering a particular candidate.
3) DON’T dismiss someone if they don’t meet all of your requirements.
If you notice, for example, that most of your “requirements” are superficial in nature then you may scale back some things and put focus on more important matters like character, family values, and future goals.
Additionally, a written checklist can also help your friends and family who are actively on the look-out for you to better screen potential candidates.
There are a lot of single Muslims trying to navigate their way through the marriage process.
It’s not always easy to know what’s permissible, what isn’t, what works and what doesn’t.
Istikhara is a prescribed prayer with specific guidelines that should be properly understood.
There is also a lot of confusion about how one “interprets” their Istikhara.