Praying for love interest


Yesterday I read somewhere that praying to marry a particular person is totally haraam in Islam (as it comes in the category of black magic)… I want to ask is it wrong to pray to marry someone one u like , the other person also likes you, if the istekhara results are positive for this nikah, if both the persons have never even met each other,maintained the limits and like each other on the basis of religion, good nature and simplicity…Is it wrong to ask Allah for someone you love while there is no greed or any other vice in your heart?
Please give me a satisfying answer. I’m very frustrated as now I don’t even understand whether i should pray or not…. how to convince my parents in a peaceful way…. Jazak Allah … khair..


wa `alaykum salam,

Who gave that foolish fatwa? How can praying to Allah for something, whether general or specific, be considered “black magic”?! Prayer is the ultimate expression of submission and weakness before Allah’s Omnipotent Greatness and Power.

يا غلام، إني معلمك كلمات إذا سألت فاسئل الله، يا غلام، إني معلمك كلمات: إذا سألت فاسئل الله، وإذا استعنت فاستعن بالله

Sayyidina Muhammad (s) said to `Abdullah ibn `Abbas (r), “I am teaching you some words: O my son, if you are going to ask something, ask from Allah and if you are going to seek help for something seek it from Allah.”

Taher Siddiqui

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