Istikhara means to seek permission and guidance from the Almighty Allah. Our creator our Lord Allah always knows what is right for us, must always pray and take his guidance and believe that he is always with us. If you are going to do an important task and you want to know whether it will prove to be fruitful for you or not then you can perform Istikhara to seek Almighty Allah’s guidance regarding that particular task. Islamic Istikhara involves 2 rakat prayer (namaz) along with a special dua. Istikhara can be performed by anyone for any task including traveling, starting a new business, job, study, marriage, move and much more. But it is mostly performed for setting up marriages by Muslim.
Islamic Istikhara Dua for marriage is basically carried out when a person has to choose only one marriage proposal from several and life partner of your life with whom you will live till the last breath of your life. Obviously it is hard to decide which person could be your better life partner. By performing Istikhara, one can assure what is right for him/her after seeking permission from the Almighty Allah. The intention of carrying out Muslim marriage Istikhara is basically to request the Almighty Allah to provide guidance in choosing the right life partner. Allah is our creator and like father to us who always wants us to be happy. Surely Allah knows everything what has already happened and what is going to happen, so only almighty Allah can show you the right path for your present and future. No one can mislead you if Allah is with you.
Muslim Marriage Dua and Istikhara in Islamic Society
When you desire to make Islamic Istikhara for marriage dua then you have to do wudhu and perform Salat. Then praise Allah, mention His Greatness and plead:
“O Allah, You have the power (control) and I have no control, you know and I do not know, and You know the condition of the Unseen. Thus if You see (deem fit) that this man (here mention his name) is good for me concerning my Deen, world, and Akhirah then grant me his control (make it possible that I marry him) and if besides him there be (another man) who is better for me concerning Deen and Akhirah then specify him for me (grant me control over him)”.