I hope that you can advise me about my problem.
Praise be to Allaah.
prescribed for young people – both male and female – is to hasten to get
married, following the advice of the Prophet (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him): “O young men, whoever among you can afford it, let him
get married, and whoever cannot afford it should fast, for it will be a
shield for him.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari
(5065), Muslim (1400).
also protect their chastity and bring stability.
to you is to accept the one who is religiously committed and of good
character, after praying for guidance (istikhaarah) and consulting others.
That is because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
said: “If there comes to you one with whose character and religious
commitment you are pleased, then marry (your daughter or female relative
under your care) to him.” (al-Tirmidhi, 1084), from the hadeeth of Abu
Hurayrah; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.
are religiously committed and of good character are not unknown; they have
their characteristics and signs, such as adherence to the Sunnah, regularly
offering prayers in congregation, keeping company with righteous people and
keeping away from temptation and evil.
hesitating and refusing too much, because if one goes away today, you may
not see another like him tomorrow, as the poet says:
I had made
the most the most of the opportunities I had, I would have attained great
If a suitor
comes to you, then pray istikhaarah first. You will find a description of
istikhaarah in the answer to question no.
If there is
any good for you in that, Allaah will make it easy for you, otherwise Allaah
will divert it from you by His knowledge.
family should try to find out about the suitor by asking those who know him,
such as his neighbours, colleagues at work, and the imam of his mosque. If
he is righteous, regularly offers prayers in congregation and treats others
well, then accept his proposal and be resolved and do not hesitate. If there
is good in that for you, then Allaah will make it easy for you, otherwise He
will divert it from you
is righteous, regularly offers prayers in congregation and treats others
It is also
important to ask about the family of the suitor, for his mother may not be
of good character, or there may be some deviance in his family which does
not give hope for a decent life for you.
sends you someone who appears to be of good character and is keen to follow
his religion, and is serious about marriage and is qualified for it, then
accept his proposal and be resolute and do not hesitate. As the poet Tarafah
ibn al-‘Abd said:
If you have
made a decision then be resolute, for hesitating makes any decision
We ask Allaah to guide you and make you steadfast.
And Allaah knows best.