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Question: Salaam. Can I make dua to Allah to marry a specific girl that I like even though he may not like me or know me too well?

Marriage should be primarily based on sound faith and character. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, although one may look at other considerations such as beauty, family status, wealth, etc.; they should never be the primary criteria in choosing a marriage partner. Therefore,  if you know enough about this girl and you are satisfied about the above traits in her, then you can pray to Allah to facilitate your marriage with her.  However,  ideally you should pray to Allah as follows: O Allah, if, according to Your perfect knowledge, it is good for me to marry this girl, then facilitate it for me, for only You have perfect knowledge, while I possess no knowledge. 

Furthermore, you should offer the following supplication every day

Rabbanaa aatinaa fi al-ddhunya hasanatan wafi al-aakhirathi hasanatan wa qinaa 'adhaaba al-nnaar

(Our Lord, grant us all that is good in this world and all that is good in the next world and save us for the torments of the Fire).


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