Istikhara is a sanctified method of requesting assistance from ALLAH (S.T.). Istikhara is conducted by praying two rakat salahs and requesting guidance from Allah.
Nikah is regarded as the start of a fresh adventure with a new person that will last after this world (jannah).It is one of the most crucial decisions a person will ever make. If your husband is successful, your future will be as well. The greatest benefit is to have a good husband. As a result, it is important to receive the Almighty’s blessings and advice on these issues of marriage proposals, because ALLAH (S.W.T) is the knower of all things and the finest planner of all things in all worlds.
We ask for assistance from the Almighty by doing Istikhara, since he is (as-samee) THE ALL-HEARING. “call upon me; I will respond to you.” (QUR’AN 40:60)
ALLAH’S prophet used to teach his companions to perform the prayer of istikhara for every problem, just as he used to teach them surahs from the Qur’an. He used to say, ‘If anyone of you intends to do something, he should offer a two-rakat prayer other than the compulsory prayers, and after finishing it, he should say: o Allah, I consult you, for you have all knowledge, and appeal to you to support me with power and ask for your Bounty, for you are able to do things while I am not, and you know while I do not; and you are the knower of the unseen. O Allah, if you know that this thing (name your matter) is good for me now and in the future (or in my religion), in my life and in the hereafter, then fulfill it for me and make it simple for me, and then shower your blessings on me in that matter. O Allah, if you know that this issue is not beneficial for me in my religion, in my life and in my coming hereafter (or at the current future), then divert me from it and choose for me what is excellent wherever it may be, and make me delighted with it.
ISTIKHARA DUA FOR MARRIAGE
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ تَقْدِرُ وَلَا أَقْدِرُ وَتَعْلَمُ وَلَا أَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتَ عَلَّامُالْغُيُوبِ ، فَإِنْ رَأَيْتَ أَنَّ فِي فُلَانَةِ خَيْرَاً لِي فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ وَآخِرَتِي فَاقْدُرْهَا لِي وَإِنْ كَانَ غَيْرُهَا خَيْرٌ مِنْهَا لِي فِي دِينِي وَآخِرَتِي فَاقْدُرْهَا لِي
“O Allah, You have power (control) and I have no control and you know and I do not know, and You know the condition of the Unseen. Thus if You see (deem fit) that this woman (here mention her name) is good for me concerning my Deen, world and Akhirah then grant me her control (make it possible that I marry her) and if besides her there be (another woman) which is better for me concerning Deen and Akhirah then specify her for me (grant me control over he)”