Dua

Is There a Specific Supplication to Make My Parents Accept My Suitor?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question

I find myself in a dilemma these days. I like a Muslim man who is kind and respectful. He proposed but my parents aren’t letting us get married due to age and not being established yet.

Someone told me that reciting Sura Yasin in a special way (a certain number of days, stopping and starting at the word “mubin” etc.) can help to make our parents meet to talk about us getting married.

Is there a basis for reciting in this way to fulfill a need?

Answer

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, inshaAllah.

The best supplications are those made from a focused heart, and out of sincerity, love, and contentment.

Supplications are answered in one of three ways:

  1. by getting the thing you asked for,
  2. by the aversion of a calamity that would have befallen you, or
  3. by being saved up for the Hereafter as a gift of reward. And remember that getting a response is a Divine promise.

Parents can be convinced. But you should make absolutely sure that he is a suitable spouse– such that he knows what it means to be a husband, he is compatible with you, and shares the same outlook as you.

I’d highly recommend taking this class here at SeekersGuidance:
Guidance for Successful Marriage and Married Life
Also see: Struggling to Have Children: Ten Key Etiquettes of Du’a

And Allah alone gives success.
wassalam,
[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan, and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.