Istikhara is a prescribed prayer with specific guidelines that should be properly understood.There is also a lot of confusion about how one “interprets” their Istikhara.
It’s also impacted the Muslim divorce rate, which has consistently been on the rise for the past 20 years.
These realities are undeniable and in order to prevent further problems, as a community we need to redefine the courtship process without compromising the guidelines of our faith.
This is especially the case for matches found online, through matrimonial events or who live in different communities, provinces or geographical locations than you do.
If you are introduced to someone who you know nothing about make sure to thoroughly investigate who he/she is.
And remember, “quickie marriages” more often than not lead to not-so-quick and messy divorces!