Category: Psychological and Social
Fatwa#: 39206
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Oct 16,2017

Title: Du’a not accepted


Asalamualaikum, I fell in love with a boy who was in a relationship with some other girl . So thinking that this relationship is not valid in Islam i starters offering tahajjud so that Allah would unite us through nikkah .. I offered tahajjud for one year almost every night but even then my prayer wasn't answered and that guy got hitched to his girlfriend.. I completely submit myself to decree of Allah but all I wanna know is why my prayer wasn't answered when Allah swt himself doesn't consider wrong loving someone and asking for him from Allah .. how is that my tahajjud prayer wasn't answered when I was so sure that will accept my Dua .. ?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We are leaving in a world of means. When we want something, we adopt means. We then make dua to Allah to put effect in the means we adopt.

For example, if one wishes to build a house, he has to adopt the means to build a house. He has to work and earn an income. When he has sufficient funds, he then purchases a land and hires a builder to build his house. If this person merely has to make tahajjud salaah for ten years and ask Allah to grant him a house without adopting the correct means to get the house, he will never get the house. It will be incorrect for him to think that he wasted his time in making tahajjud salaah and making dua to Almighty Allah for the house. He should blame himself for not following the rule of this world of adopting means.

If you loved the boy, you should have followed principles and means to achieve your wish.

It would have been ideal for you to have discussed the matter with your seniors and propose to marry the boy.

Nevertheless, your tahajjud and dua is not in vain. Allah appreciates the dua of his servants. Continue your tahajjud and dua for a suitable and compatible partner.

Discuss your wish with your seniors and adopt principles and means to achieve your wish.

Finally, Allah will decree what is best in His infinite knowledge for you.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best



Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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