I have been performing Istikarah Namaaz for the past 3 days now relating to a marriage proposal. Although I have been having a feeling of contentment when I get up the next day, I had a dream which I’m not sure relates to it. In my dream there was someone analyzing my skin. Is this related or unrelated to me accepting this marriage proposal. furthermore should I accept or not. What does this dream mean.
Also, how do I tell this man who brought forward the proposal that I would like to stay on my own as opposed to living with his mum after we get married. I have always wanted my privacy since I was little as I have a huge family and felt that the only time I can get this is when I am married. His parents are divorced, he has other siblings, but the family gave him the responsibility since he was unmarried at the time. I just feel that since we are planning to get married (if my Istikarah is in my favor Insha-Allaah), that we should obtain some space so as to obtain good relations with everybody including in laws. What is the most amicable and Islamic way to approach this subject.
Please advise, it would be kindly appreciated.