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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In such a situation of doubt, it is in place to perform an Istikhara. Doing or not doing is optional not compulsory. I am perplexed and do not know if Your pleasure is in this task or not istikhra I wish ixtikhara perform. Unfortunately however, it has been noticed that most people have an incorrect view of the Istikhara and the usage of it.

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Section 8: Views of the Mara’ja Taqlid and Scholars of Islam Regarding the Istikhara

Rather, that which has been promised is that whosoever asks Allah for good, will be granted good. In reality, this is the Istikhara. It is better not to reject the proposition of a man who is religious and of good character.

The Istikhara is an Islamic tradition which is strongly rooted in the culture itsikhara the Shi’a especially those of Iran, India and Pakistan. How long does it usually take for an answer? Could someone explain exactly how its performed, for example is it 2 rakah prayer, at what point do i say these duas. Sign In Sign Up. Rather, it is a book of knowledge and wisdom, which guides one to the paths of servitude of Allah.

I woke instantly from it to tell him about my dream. It has istikharw recommended that before one performs even the smallest act, he start off by supplicating to Allah. I am sorry to bother you, I need an Istikhara 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, two conditions must be fulfilled, the first is that the person must be in a state of supplication meaning that his state be such that he truly feels: How Is Istikhara Performed?

Is istikhara not a prayer then? 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. 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:. The Istikhara does not change the rules of Allah nor does it inform the servant of Allah that what is hidden behind istiihara curtains of Allah’s knowledge.

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Before one proceeds with this form of seeking the best, he should perform the supplications and ask Allah for the best and then seek advice from others so that these supplications will give a better outcome to asking others for advice.

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Many successful results have been seen from it, as long as thinking and contemplation, and seeking the advice from others proves to be not enough for the person to make up his mind to perform or not to perform a certain task.

I performed an istikhara recently to find out if myself and my other half should continue our relationship. If you do not do so, there will be chaos and a great corruption in the world. At this time, the person will look deep in his heart, and through soul searching, would see which path to follow is stronger in his soul. Sign in Already have an account? If a person is able to reach to this state by better methods such as thinking and asking others for advice, then it is not necessary for him to seek refuge with the Istikhara ; leave aside what would happen to shla one who acted upon the outcome of the Istikhara which has been performed out of confusion and ignorance and by not following the prescribed conditions and prerequisites.

By Ali-FWednesday at Because of this, he loses the real rewards of this istikahra that come from using one’s intelligence and seeking advice from others.

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Posted November 12, However, the most important thing is that one will have peace of mind and a sound heart when performing any action. Skip to main content. It is performed in this way that after asking others for advice, and after one’s intellect has not produced any results, one performs the supplication to Allah for seeking the best.

Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters, I really need to know how istikhara siha performed as I need an answer from Allah as soon as possible. What should I do? What duas and prayers are used whilst praying istikhara? One must first of all consult experts or wise individuals to see if he can reach a decision. It must be made known that the Qur’an was not revealed simply to perform the Istikhara. Ustikhara advice from the believers istikharz have the ability to offer advice is one of the best ways to seek help and to add insight to one’s thoughts.


As for the question that is anyone able to perform an Istikhara by the Qur’an or Tasbih beads for himself or not, it must be stated that if all the conditions and etiquette are followed, then it is not a problem.

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.

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: If after one has supplicated to Allah and after exhausted his thinking and asking others for advice, one is still in a state of confusion, then this method is used.

The woman and her guardians should give importance to the qualities of the man she chooses to marry.

How often do i pray this and for how long? How many problems this misconception has brought up! The result of having such an outlook in regards to the Istikhara is that the person does not use his brain in day to day life and ends up unsuccessful in the twists and turns that life takes him through. Sign up for a new account in our community. However, whatever the outcome may be, whether it is in accordance with one’s wishes or against one’s desires, it mast be accepted.

Reliance upon Allahleaving all of one’s affairs to Allah and having a good or favorable opinion of Allah are the requirements before one performs any supplication.

He, peace be upon him, has said: 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. Some people have even said that it is not allowed for a person to perform an Istikhara for someone else and everyone must perform it for himself!

See Hadith number 35 for this method.

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