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Praying to Marry a specific person

Q:

Assalamu Alaikum, I am a 25 years old. I know a girl(9 years younger than me) who is very good in manner and moral values. But nowadays a thought comes in my mind that "If i could marry her"!! There was a time when I went astray and used to like girls on the basis of physical beauty only. But now amazingly I like her not from a sexual perspective but from a deep righteous point of view. As I am now a religious person I do not want to engage in any un-Islamic activities to get close to her so that I can save my modesty. On this matter I don't have any Idea how to handle this matter. I have there more years of my studies to complete. Is there any way to please Allah so that he can grant what I seek? I need your suggestion.

A:


Alaykum Salaam

It is good to get married by your age. However her age (16?) is young at the moment and it is likely that her parents will want to wait.

I suggest you try to meet older girls who are closer in age to you but keep the same criteria for judging suitability. Look for strong religious values and respect for Islam.

May Allah make you successful in this - Aameen

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer