1 Question: Has istikhãra any basis in the shari’a? Is there a problem in repeating the istikhãra [for the same intention] by paying alms [before it] in order to get a. Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters, I really need to know how istikhara is performed as I need an answer from Allah as soon as possible. Section 8: Views of the Mara’ja Taqlid and Scholars of Islam Regarding the Istikhara. View of Ayatullah Khomeini. “There are two meanings of the word Istikhara.

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Dua’a for Istikhara

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Already have an account? He should rely on their rationale to come to a conclusion whether to proceed with an action or to leave it. Mormons 1 2 3 By IslandsandmirrorsFriday at While in the presence of His Istikjara who is free from all need and want, asks one’s needs and what is distressing him and asks Him to guide to what is truly the best.

syia However, the most important thing is that one will shka peace of mind and a sound heart when performing any action. Could someone explain exactly how its performed, for example is it 2 rakah prayer, at what point do i say these duas. Yet another group of people, who think that the outcome of the Istikhara is like the Qur’an meaning that it is a revelation from Allah take the outcome of it as being obligatory to accept and place their lives and destiny in the result of the Istikhara.

By Ali-FWednesday at If by this method, one’s confusion is not removed, then it is not a problem that to remove the doubt and uncertainty, then one acts according to that which has been mentioned in the narrations and by either the Tasbih or the Qur’an, he can seek to alleviate his difficulties.


Because of this, he loses the real rewards of this world that come from using one’s intelligence and seeking advice from others.


See Hadith number 35 for this method. In the ahadith, it has been emphasized that this type of Istikhara should be performed before every action, and is one of the reasons for the success of a person, since in reality, the Istikhara by supplication includes:.

The Istikhara does not change the rules of Allah nor does it inform the servant of Allah that what is hidden behind the curtains of Allah’s knowledge. One must first of all consult shiia or wise individuals to see if he can reach a decision.

Another example is about a person who wanted to purchase a house.

I am sorry to bother you, I need an Istikhara He, peace be upon him, has said: The Istikhara is an Islamic tradition which is strongly rooted in the culture of the Shi’a especially those of Iran, India and Pakistan. Skip to main content. In regards to the istikhara, what if someone is directly stopping you from going on with what Allah had answered to you. It is better not to reject the proposition of a man who is religious and of good character.

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The only thing that an Istikhara does is declare: The first group of people, who due to confusion in their own minds in regards to the Istikhara and performing it without delay, have unwittingly, fallen into a great sin of weakening the Glorious Qur’an, and of disrespecting the Noble Scripture.


It must be made known that the Qur’an was not revealed simply to perform the Istikhara. If this route too does not produce results, then he is left with no other alternative except that he pleads to His Lord and asks Him for guidance to what is truly best for him. However, this must be performed after supplicating and asking Allah for the best and asking Him to guide him where prosperity lies. In one of the verses of the Qur’an, Allah after mentioning and counting all of His powers and the blessings which He has showered says:.

However, there are examples that people who are against Istikhara mention, istikhzra as the incident in which there was a girl who liked a young boy and in all ways, were compatible with each other, but after talking with one another, the Istikhara was performed and it came out ‘bad’ and the discussion ended there.

As for the question that is anyone able to jstikhara an Istikhara by the Qur’an or Tasbih ahia for himself or not, it must be stated that if all the conditions and etiquette are followed, then it is not a problem. During one’s lifetime, every knowledgeable person, especially during times when he needs to make a very important decision regarding his life, should not simply rely on his limited and restricted knowledge and intellect.

Regardless, I myself perform Istikhara for othersand I am not opposed to it, but it is better that each person performs an Istikhara for himself.