I have a question regarding the concept of caste in Islam. I am a Syed female and according to the beliefs of my family it is not permissible for me to marry outside of this caste. However, through my research I haven’t found anything to support these claims. I would like to marry a revert to Islam- but my mother will not consent to it and my father is unaware of it but he also shares these same beliefs as my mother. I am not willing to marry anybody else. Please tell me if what she is saying has any validation and if praying Istikhara would be advisable in this situation and if so what could i request Allah swt to help me with in this salah?
wa `alaykum salam
Therefore it is best to ask Allah to change their hearts. See the Post “Rejected Marriage Proposal” and follow the advice there.