Dua for finding a good spouse

Question: Shaykh, please provide me with a dua to help me find the spouse that I desire.


Remember, the spouse that you should desire would be a religious and pious spouse which would lead you closer to Allah. Be careful not to be deceived by looks or money – because these qualities will normalize, whereas the love provided through piety will continue to grow.

There is a supplication that has been recorded by Imam Ali (a). “Whichever one of you who wants to get married should first perform a two-rakat prayer, in every rakat, Surah Fatihah and Surah Ya-Sin must be recited, then after the prayer ends and  one praises Allah, the following should be said:

اللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِی زَوْجَةً وَدُوداً وَلُوداً شَکُوراً غَیُوراً إِنْ أَحْسَنْتُ شَکَرَتْ وَ إِنْ أَسَأْتُ غَفَرَتْ وَ إِنْ ذَکَرْتُ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى أَعَانَتْ وَ إِنْ نَسِیتُ ذَکَّرَتْ وَ إِنْ خَرَجْتُ مِنْ عِنْدِهَا حَفِظَتْ وَ إِنْ دَخَلْتُ عَلَیْهَا سُرَّتْ وَ إِنْ أَمَرْتُهَا أَطَاعَتْنِی وَ إِنْ أَقْسَمْتُ عَلَیْهَا أَبَرَّتْ قَسَمِی وَ إِنْ غَضِبْتُ عَلَیْهَا أَرْضَتْنِی یَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَ الْإِکْرَامِ هَبْ لِی ذَلِکَ فَإِنَّمَا أَسْأَلُکَه و لا آخِذ اِلاّ ما مَنَنْتَ و اَعْطَیْتَ

O’ Lord, give me a nice, child-bearing, thankful, bā-ghayrat spouse; a spouse that would be thankful if I treat him/her good and would forgive me if I treat him/her bad; a spouse that would help me if I remember Allah and would remind me of Allah if I forget him; a spouse that would protect me if I leave his/her presence and would make me happy if I enter his/her presence; a spouse that would obey me if I ordered him/her to do something and would take my vows seriously if I make one against him/her; a spouse that would calm me down if I get angry. O’ Lord of loft and honor, give me such a spouse. I have asked for him/her from you and nothing would come to me unless you give it to me.

Shaykh Hamid Waqar is an American convert who studied in the Islamic Seminary in Qom, Iran for over a decade. He lectures throughout the world and produces Islamic material via his website 14 Publications. He is currently based in Sydney, Australia.


  1. O Allah (swt) I ask you so kindly to please grant me marriage in this life and guide me to find a humble and pious husband who can fulfill my needs and that I can fulfill his. O Allah (swt), please grant me marriage in this life to forbid myself for falling into this dunya and end up in haram relationships. O Allah (swt) please grant me a pious husband who has a true understanding of Islam and marriage to be able to look after me, his wife, and guide me to the right path to enter Jannat Al Firdaus with him and also raise beautiful children to love and cherish in this life and fall in love with Islam. Ameen.

    May Allah (swt) grant our duas and guide us to find the spouses we are paired with.

  2. Hello, i want a good husband to marry, is there any sura in the Quran about finding a good husband apart from the dua’a? I’m Nimat from Ghana

  3. I am a middle aged (!) but young looking Muslim woman, divorced and living in Sri Lanka, I am looking for a very kind spouse, Allah knows I deserve a great one, and I am positive! Insha Allah

  4. Sheikh, I could not find you quoting any hadees as an evidence to above dua….I wouldn’t recommend anybody to follow any sheikh unless you get the facts…

  5. In each sunna have rakaa surat fatima and yaseena must be resited. I haven’t memorised the whole of surat yaseena, is it oky to just resite the few verses that I know?

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