for a number of years a Muslim man has been asking for my hand in marriage consistantly. he is well known to our family. on the first occasion my dad agreed to the proposal but a friend of the guy had called my dad telling him that he should not allow me to get married to him as he is not suitable. i know that this guy is only manipulating the situation as a week after my dad refused the proposal this guy himself came and proposed to me. my dad did not bother at all to investigate further and see what other people are saying about this man but instead he only took this guys words for it.
since then every time this guy keeps asking for my hand in marriage my dad keeps refusing.
i dont know what to do. it seems that there is no way that my dad would agree. i am rely happy for the marriage to happen because this guy has been waiting for this marriage for 4-5 years. i know that he really wants this to. the only problem is my dad making this impossible.
i my self cannot forget about this. i really want to marry this guy. ever since he first came for my hand in marriage i have been refusing every other proposals because of this man. i feel that if this marriage does not occur i can not marry another person because my heart is with this man.
i have tried to explain to my dad that i want this to happen but he does not listen. often threats me that i shouldn't even mention his name. he is too proud to back down on his word and agree to this marriage.
i am seeking your advice please help me as to what i should do. how can i persuade my dad to agree? is there a specific dua i can do?