Question: I am a 24-year-old unmarried lady. Is there any specific Du`a (Supplication) or surah I can read to find a spouse?
Answer: Assalamu alaykum sister,
I pray that you can soon find a spouse to complete half of your religion, but don’t obsess about it.
Allah, Most High, says, “It may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good” [Qur`an, 4:19].
“And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know”[Qur`an, 2:216].
Being unmarried right now is from Allah, and accept that Allah’s plan is always better than ours. Fill your time with completing the first half of your religion and Allah will surely send you the best thing for you.
The Prophet said, may Allah bless him and give him peace, “Take benefit of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you are preoccupied, and your life before your death” [Al-Hakim].
In the meantime, learn all of your obligatory Islamic knowledge, take a course with Seekers on preparing for marriage, Marriage in Islam: Practical Guidance for Successful Marriage, exercise, eat healthily, learn skills that will help you as a wife or skills that can help you earn a living, etc. Keep yourself busy until you get much busier, in sha Allah. Your good deeds will not be lost on Allah, The Exalted.
See the following link for beneficial general du`as and the next link for a du’a for marriage from the Qur`an.
May Allah provide you with a righteous spouse, pious offspring, and eternal happiness.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.