Why do we Encounter Difficulty in Finding a Spouse?

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Mufti Ismail Menk

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26 finding a spouse

My brothers and sisters, sometimes we have to go through certain things that we do not want to. We have to endure turbulent times, loss of loved ones, or losses in terms of finances. Sometimes, we go through a divorce, or a stage where, perhaps, we are looking for a spouse and we haven’t found him or her yet.

This shows us that Allah (swt) is in control, and He tells us to bear with patience. Work towards what you’d like to achieve in the best possible way. Don’t sit back and say: “Oh, it’s been predestined already. Let me just sit back and wait.”

Wait for what? A job?

It’s not like the world knows that you’re a qualified person. So go, advertise, do something! Apply online and everywhere else. Let people interview you one, two, five, or ten times, and you might find a job, by the will of Allah (swt). But if you’re going to sit back and relax, trust me, your boss isn’t going to drop down from the ceiling and say: “Hey, I’ve got a job here and I need you!” They don’t know about you.

The same applies to marriage. You need to make an effort. You don’t just sit back, relax, and say: “It’s not in our culture to actually look for a spouse, so we’re just going to sit back and wait.” Well, are you going to wait until the day you die? Subhan’Allah. May Allah (swt) guide us.

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