Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam alaykum
1. Would it be possible for you to help me find a spouse?
2. I have recently been offered two jobs:
One is a Call Center office job (full time) and the other is a Warehouse job for a Muslim organisation (full time but less hours).
Which job would be more beneficial in terms of setting me up for marriage?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
1. May Allah Most high grant you a righteous spouse. Consider asking some of the religious leaders in the community to keep an eye out for you, and continue praying the Prayer of Need (salat al-hajah). [see: How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)?]
2. Consult with those in the industry, or anybody else who may be able to give some insights regarding both jobs. Thereafter, pray the Prayer of Seeking Guidance (salat al-istikhara), multiple times, if needed, and then make the decision you feel will be best for your this worldly and other worldly lives.
And consider taking the following free class:
Marriage in Islam: Practical Guidance for Successful Marriages
And Allah Most High alone knows best.
[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 memorised 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.