I find it very difficult to be patient for my duaa to be supplicated, I have been praying for 7 years for marriage with a suitable muslim partner, but there are no prospects since we live in a place where there no muslims, how do i maintain patience for something for which i do not see any prospects, thank you so much , i am really worried
and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah.
We advise you to fear Allaah and to bear patiently the thing with which you are being tested, and to have certain faith that with a problem comes a way out and with difficulty comes ease.
It may be better for you to move to a country where there are lots of Muslims, so as increase your chances of marriage to someone who is righteous and pious.
You should not be anxious about a matter that is decreed and written, for you will not get anything other than that which Allaah has decreed for you. How many women there are in the Muslim countries who pass the age of thirty and forty without getting married, and there are some who reached this age and then got married.
Du’aa’ is a powerful weapon for those who are able to use it, so pray to Allaah and be certain that Allaah will respond, and seek the means of having your du’aa’ accepted, such as eating and drinking only things which are good (halaal), and choosing the good times to make du’aa’. Beware of seeking a speedy response, for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The du’aa’ of any one of you will be answered so long as he does not seek to hasten it, and does not say, ‘I made du’aa’ but I had no answer.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5865; Muslim, 2735, from the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah).
Know that a person’s du’aa’ is never wasted, and it benefits him in all situations, as it says in the hadeeth which was narrated by al-Tirmidhi from Abu Hurayrah, who said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘There is no man who prays to Allaah and makes du’aa’ to Him, and does not receive a response. Either it will be hastened for him in this world, or it will be stored up for him in the Hereafter, so long as he does not pray for something sinful, or to cut the ties of kinship, or seek a speedy response.’ They said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, what does seeking a speedy response mean?’ He said, ‘Saying, “I prayed to my Lord and He did not answer me.”’” (Al-Tirmidhi, 3859; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 852).
Know that if you die chaste and you are a virgin, you will have a great reward with Allaah, and whatever you missed out on in this world, you will not miss out in the Hereafter, if you adhere steadfastly to the truth. There is nothing wrong with expressing your wishes to some of your Muslim sisters by mail or e-mail, so that they can help you to find a righteous husband through them.
We ask Allaah to grant you a way out soon and to bless you with a righteous husband in whom you will find delight. And Allaah is the Source of strength.
And Allaah knows best.