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Saving the Marriage



Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Respected ‘Ulama

Please inform me of some du‘aas that can be made or some zikr that can be recited when a marriage is in turbulence. The husband has given the wife one talaaq, and the wife wants to reconcile and save the marriage.

Please assist us.


Bismihi Ta‘ala

Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barkaatuh

Respected Sister in Islam

We were saddened to read of the situation. May Allah Ta‘ala remove the difficulty with ‘aafiyat (ease) and unite the hearts of the spouses with love and understanding.

She must certainly resort to much du‘aa and other aa’maal (good actions). She must daily perform a few rakaats of nafl salaah with the intention of Salaatul Haajah and then make earnest du‘aa.

Also, she must tremendously increase istighfaar. In particular, she should daily recite “Laa ilaaha illa anta subhaanaka inni kuntu minaz zaalimeen” 111 times, together with durood 7 times before and after, and then make du‘aa.

If there are any obligations of Deen that are being neglected or any sins that are being committed, this too must be addressed immediately.

Together with the aa’maal, it is extremely necessary to get someone knowledgeable and experienced to mediate in the matter and assist the spouses to address the problems. 

Answered by:

Uswatul Muslimah Panel of ‘Ulama