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Learn how to do Istikhara for marriage, dispel any misconceptions you might have about Istikhara and how you can utilise it to make better decisions throughout life inshaAllah!

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Join us for an enlightening seminar on "Istikhara for Marriage" with esteemed teacher Shaykh Kauther Ali. This seminar aims to shed light on the importance of istikhara, its purpose, and dispel common misconceptions surrounding this vital practice. In particular, we will delve into why istikhara is crucial when making significant life decisions, especially in the context of marriage.

Istikhara is an essential Islamic practice that seeks guidance from Allah when faced with important decisions. In this seminar, Shaykh Kauther Ali will emphasize the significance of istikhara in seeking Allah's guidance and blessings for a successful and harmonious marriage. We will explore the misconceptions surrounding istikhara, providing clarity and understanding about its true purpose and methodology.

Key Points to be Taught in the Seminar:

  1. Understanding the Purpose of Istikhara: Shaykh Kauther Ali will elucidate the true purpose of istikhara, emphasizing its role in seeking divine guidance and blessings. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how istikhara can help navigate the complexities of marriage, ensuring a union founded on Allah's guidance and approval.
  2. Dispelling Misconceptions: This seminar will address common misconceptions surrounding istikhara. Shaykh Kauther Ali will provide a clear and accurate understanding of istikhara, dispelling any confusion or misunderstandings that may hinder individuals from seeking its benefits.
  3. The Importance of Seeking Allah's Guidance in Marriage: Attendees will learn why istikhara is particularly important when making decisions related to marriage. Shaykh Kauther Ali will highlight the significance of involving Allah in the process, seeking His blessings and guidance for a successful and fulfilling marital journey.
  4. Practical Guidance on Performing Istikhara: Shaykh Kauther Ali will provide practical guidance on how to perform istikhara effectively. Attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to confidently engage in this powerful practice, enabling them to make informed decisions about their prospective marriages.

Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to deepen your understanding of istikhara and its significance in the context of marriage. Join us for this enlightening seminar led by Shaykh Kauther Ali and embark on a journey of seeking divine guidance and blessings for a blissful marital union. Secure your spot now and gain the insights needed to make informed decisions for a successful future.

The Teacher: This seminar will be delivered by the incredible Shaykh Kauther Ali with his uplifting and engaging teaching style. Shaykh Kauther is incredibly passionate about the Qur’an and he has delivered Tafsir seminars and lectures around the UK for many years. Shaykh Kauther Ali also regularly leads international tour groups for visits to Al-Aqsa, Makkah and Madinah.


Attending With Children: Due to the nature of the seminar, it can be quite frustrating for young children, therefore we advise that you do not attending with children or babies younger than the age of 7 years old. If you do attend with young children of any age, please keep them with you at all times. If your child becomes restless and makes a lot of noise which disturbs other attendees or the teacher, we will regretably have to ask you to leave.

Seating Arrangements: Seating will be segregated.

Seating is on a first come first served basis. As this is a free event, we will need to register more attendees than we can acutally seat in the venue. The reason we need to do this is because at least 2/3 of the people who register to attend free Islamic seminars and events usually drop out and don't attend on the day. If you want to ensure you have a seat at the event, we strongly advise that you turn up on time. Once the venue has reached maximum capacity we will not be able to let you enter, even if you have family or friends inside already.

Food And Refreshments: You are welcome to bring your own food, snacks and drink with you, we will also try to have some available for purchase but can not gaurantee this.

Salah Arrangements: Women can pray in the Maryam Centre and men can pray in the main hall of the East London Mosque. Please do not pray inside the seminar hall.

Fundraising: This event is being organised by the charity ILM (International Learning Movement) in order to support the work they do around the world there will be a short fundraising segment.


1. Strictly no video or audio recording is allowed.

2. Please try to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

3. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend this event.

4. Seating will be segregated and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

5. Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry or evict any individual or group at any time at the organisers discretion.

Key Lessons

  • Understanding The Purpose of Istikhara
  • Dispelling Misconceptions
  • The Importance of Seeking Allah's Guidance in Marriage
  • Practical Guidance on Performing Istikhara

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