A woman I want to marry has some reservations and is uncertain. She has made umrah for the matter and is now praying istikhara.
I have been told by my friend to all pray istikhara, but I do not feel uncertain in my choice; I am certain about this woman and I appreciate her for her Deen and personality.
What should I do and how should I pray to Allah? Should I make du’a for her to fall in love with me? I am very lost and confused, and hurt. I thought perhaps that marriage would happen easily but this seems difficult. On the other hand, I want to be patient because Allah encourages patience and it often yields the best results. Please offer some advice and guidance, jazakallah khair.
It should be noted that we have met entirely through halal means (i.e. through family) and I have never interacted with her in any Haram/inappropriate manner. We both adhere to Islam strictly.