Marriage Istikhara dua (How to pray Istikhara dua for marriage)


Salam! Our given Marriage Istikhara Dua in this article has positively impacted the lives of thousands of people, and they have gotten help from Allah Taala to know if their future spouse is right for them or not.

Even today, marriage Istikhara Dua, is proving to be a boon for thousands of people.

Istikhara Dua is one of the most important Duas in our lives. It is such a powerful dua through which Allah (SWT) can guide you.

Narrated by Jabir bin `Abdullah:

“The Prophet (P.B.U.H) used to teach us the Istikhara (seeking guidance from Allah) in all matters, as he taught us the Surahs of the Quran.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 1166

It may be about anything. You may want to know about your business or be curious about your married life.

In such a situation, if you want to know who you will marry and how your married life will go with that person, then you should do Marriage Istikhara Dua.

This dua will guide you to Allah Tala’s guidance and answer every marriage-related question. You have to follow the Istikhara Dua method given in this article correctly.

Before giving marriage Istikhara Dua, you must know its importance. How does this dua lead us to the guidance of Allah?

What is Istikhara dua for marriage?

Istikhara Dua for marriage is one of the powerful prayers in Islam that seeks guidance from Allah when deciding on marriage. 

It is a prayer to seek Allah’s advice and wisdom in choosing the right path for marriage.

The dua involves asking Allah what is best for you when making an important decision in life. 

By Doing this Istikhara dua with a true heart and pure thoughts will surely bring you Allah’s guidance and help you know what is right for you.

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

“The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘If any of you has a decision to make, let him pray two Rak’ahs and then say the supplication of Istikhara.'”

[Sunan Ibn Majah]

Till now, thousands of people have been successful in knowing whether their marriage decision is correct by adopting this dua in their lives or whether that person is right to live a married life with them.

Read Dua for love marriage if you see any problems in your love marriage.

Follow some rules before starting Marriage Istikhara dua

Before beginning the Marriage Istikhara dua, following specific rules ensures its effectiveness.

Here are some rules to consider:

  1. Purity and Wudu: Before making the Istikhara dua, ensure you are in a state of ritual purity.
  2. Sincerity and Intention: Approach the Istikhara dua sincerely and clearly. Your intention should be to seek Allah’s guidance in making a decision related to marriage with a sincere heart.
  3. Choose a Quiet and Clean Place: Find a peaceful and clean place to focus on your Istikhara dua without distractions.
  4. Seek Forgiveness: Before asking for guidance through Istikhara, seek forgiveness from Allah (SWT) for sins.
  5. Time of Istikhara: Perform the Istikhara marriage dua during the last third of the night (Tahajjud time) or after completing voluntary night prayers (Tahajjud or Witr).
  6. Face the Qibla: While making the Istikhara dua, position yourself facing the direction of the Kaaba (Qibla).
  7. Patience and Trust: Have patience and trust in Allah’s wisdom and plan.
  8. Acting upon Guidance: If you receive a clear sign or feeling after Istikhara, be prepared to act upon it with trust in Allah’s guidance.
  9. Don’t perform during menstruation: Women don’t do this istikhara dua during their menstruation periods.

Marriage Istikhara dua

Here is the Istikhara dua for marriage in Arabic:

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 أَوْ قَالَ فِي عَاجِلِ أَمْرِي وَآجِلِهِ فَاقْدُرْهُ لِي وَيَسِّرْهُ لِي ثُمَّ بَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ وَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الأَمْرَ شَرٌّ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي أَوْ قَالَ فِي عَاجِلِ أَمْرِي وَآجِلِهِ فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنِّي وَاصْرِفْنِي عَنْهُ وَاقْدُرْ لِي الْخَيْرَ حَيْثُ كَانَ ثُمَّ أَرْضِنِي بِهِ.


Allahumma inni astakhiruka bi’ilmika wa astaqdiruka bi qudratika wa as’aluka min fadlika al-‘azim. Fa innaka taqdiru wa la aqdiru wa ta’lamu wa la a’lamu wa anta ‘allamu-l-ghuyub. Allahumma in kunta ta’lamu anna hadha-l-amra khayrun li fi dini wa ma’ashi wa ‘aqibati amri, faqdirhu li wa yassirhu li thumma barik li fihi. Wa in kunta ta’lamu anna hadha-l-amra sharrun li fi dini wa ma’ashi wa ‘aqibati amri, fasrifhu ‘anni wasrifni ‘anhu waqdir li al-khayr haithu kana thumma radini bihi.


O Allah, I seek Your guidance [in making a choice] by Your knowledge, I seek ability by Your power, and I ask You for Your great bounty. You have power; I have none. And you know, I do not. You are the knower of hidden things. O Allah, if, in Your knowledge, this matter (mention your need) is good for me in my religion, my livelihood, and the outcome of my affairs, then ordain it for me, make it easy, and bless me therein. And if, in Your knowledge, this matter is harmful to me in my religion, my livelihood, and the outcome of my affairs, then turn it away from me, and turn me away from it, and ordain for me the good wherever it may be, and make me pleased with it.

Marriage Istikhara dua

How to Pray Marriage Istikhara dua Step by Step:

  1. Perform Wudu (Ablution)
  2. Start by seeking refuge in Allah from Shaytan by saying, “A’udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-Rahim” (I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the accursed) 
  3. Say “Bismillah” and Perform Two Rak’ahs of Optional Prayer.
  4. Recite Surah Al-Fatiha and Another Surah (Your choice)
  5. Finally, recite Istikhara dua (given above) and pray to Allah (SWT) in your own words to guide you and give you what is good for you.

You have to perform this method of marriage, istikhara dua, daily for 15 days during the tahajjud salah, and that too with true faith in Allah. 

If you do this, you will get answers to all your marriage-related questions from Allah Tala. 

If you need help or guidance, contact Maulana Anwar Khan through WhatsApp. He is capable of solving any problem.

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Benefits of Praying Marriage Istikhara dua

If you adopt marriage dua Istikhara in your life, then you get many benefits from it.

Know some of the following benefits:

  • By performing the Istikhara marriage dua, you receive the guidance of Allah, which enables you to make essential decisions regarding marriage-related matters and choose the right life partner.
  • This marriage istikhara also protects you from the potential harm or negative consequences of marriage. It allows you to seek Allah’s guidance and avoid entering into relationships that are not beneficial and may cause difficulties in the future.
  • By doing the Istikhara dua, you will feel peace and comfort in your heart. This dua will make you think that you have handed over the decision of your life to Allah Taala, which will reduce your anxiety.
  • By doing Istikhara Dua, you can make informed decisions. By seeking Allah’s guidance through this dua, you can make a more informed decision about marriage.
  • By doing Istikhara Dua, you will accept Allah’s order. Istikhara Dua is to learn to receive Allah’s order and trust His plan, and Allah’s decision will always be in your best interest.

Read Powerful Dua for love marriage to agree parents to convince your parents.


In the end, Marriage Istikhara Dua is a spiritual act through which you can seek guidance from Allah Tala for any help related to your marriage. 

With the help of this Dua, thousands of people have had many positive impacts on their lives, and today, they are living happy married lives. 

We have told you about many of the benefits of this dua above, so if any person adopts this dua in his life, he also gets the benefits.

Istikhara Dua is a powerful dua in Islam. Through it, you can keep your heart’s words for Allah Tala and get guidance from Allah through infinite power.

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