What Supplications Can I Make to Find a Suitable Spouse?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


What is recommended du’a one can make to marry a particular person?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Though there are no specific Hadith in this regard many of the righteous scholars have deemed constantly repeating the following supplication to be effective:

رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ –

‘My Lord, I am in dire need of whatever good thing You may send me,’

This supplication, mentioned in the Quran, was made by the Prophet Musa (may Allah bless him and give him peace) after fleeing from Egypt to Madyan. He was without shelter and food and knew no one. He sat beneath a tree and recited this supplication.

Shortly thereafter, He is offered the hand of a pious woman in marriage and a job. Below are the verses so you can see the whole context.

Allah Most High says,

“So Moses left the city, fearful and wary, and prayed, ‘My Lord, save me from people who do wrong.’’’ [Quran, 28:21]

As he made his way towards Madyan, he was saying, “May my Lord guide me to the right way.” [Quran, 28:22]

When he arrived at Madyan’s waters, he found a group of men watering [their flocks], and beside them two women keeping their flocks back, so he said, ‘What is the matter with you two?’ They said, ‘We cannot water [our flocks] until the shepherds take their sheep away: our father is a very old man.’

He watered their flocks for them, withdrew into the shade, and prayed, ‘My Lord, I am in dire need of whatever good thing You may send me,’

and then one of the two women approached him, walking shyly, and said, ‘My father is asking for you: he wants to reward you for watering our flocks for us.’ When Moses came to him and told him his story, the old man said, ‘Do not be afraid, you are safe now from people who do wrong.’

One of the women said, ‘Father, hire him: a strong, trustworthy man is the best to hire.’

The father said, ‘I would like to marry you to one of these daughters of mine, on condition that you serve me for eight years: if you complete ten, it will be of your own free will. I do not intend to make things difficult for you: God willing, you will find I am a fair man.’

Moses said, ‘Let that be the agreement between us- whichever of the two terms I fulfill, let there be no injustice to me- God is witness to what we say.’” [Quran, 28:23-8]

May Allah bless you with the best spouse, who will be pleasing to you and to Allah.

Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.