Allah (swt) teaches us how we should seek our provisions from rizq to marriage.
We know that everything is ultimately from the creator. Whatever is fixed is fixed.
You may be thinking "If Allah predestined our marriage, then why are we burdening ourselves and getting overly stressed in finding the 'right wife'?"
Allah has predestined a number of things for insaan (mankind). Be it wealth, marriage even life itself. These things are unknown to us.
Ibn Mas’ud narrated that Allah’s Messenger (saw) said to his wife Umm Habiba: “Verily you have asked Allah about the duration of life already set, and the steps you would take, and the sustenance the share of which is fixed. Nothing will take place before its due time, and nothing will be deferred beyond when it is due.” [Muslim]
This concept is from the Islamic aqeedah (belief). We believe in this idea because it's in the glorious Qur'an and explained in the Sunnah.
Therefore it's quite simple to understand that Allah has given us a domain of control. You choose your own thoughts and actions. There's also a domain which we don't control, that of which is beyond the remit of man - Weather, Earthquakes etc . . all of which Allah is the master of.
Geetar Hiro's posted a wonderful post . . The Prophet (saw) advised a man, “Tie the camel and trust in Allah”.
Simply put . . We have to actively go out and seek marriage. Through all halal means Allah has provided us with.
Pray and place your trust in Allah. At the same time work hard . . to ensure to find a partner who is suitable for you.
Allah created believing men and women for each other.
"Women impure are for men impure, and men impure for women impure, and women of purity are for men of purity, and men of purity are for women of purity" [Qur’an 24:26]
Part 2 to follow with some practical tips on seeking marriage.