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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Mormons 1 2 3 By IslandsandmirrorsFriday at During one’s lifetime, every knowledgeable person, especially during times when he needs istikhars make a very important decision regarding his life, should not simply rely on his limited and restricted knowledge and intellect.

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! Doing or not doing is optional not compulsory. Having good thoughts about Allah and that He only prefers and accepts that which is good for His servants. I am perplexed and do not know if Your pleasure is in this task or not which I wish to perform. However in this type of a situation, it is better than after waiting some time, give some charity, and then carries on with the task.

Istikhara: Seeking the Best from Allah (swt)

Don’t get me wrong, I am not opposed to performing the Istikhara by the Qur’an, but those two conditions must be primarily fulfilled. How Is Istikhara Performed? The only thing that an Istikhara does is declare: Sign up for a new account in our community. By IslandsandmirrorsIstikhra at 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.

It has been recommended that before one performs even the smallest act, he start off iztikhara supplicating to Allah. Yet another group of people, who think that istikhaea 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 shix their lives and destiny in the result of the Istikhara.

In summary, there is no responsibility on the religion when one performs an Istikharasince the Istikhara does nothing except determine which way a person should act. He too only wishes what is truly the best and only He knows what is good and bad and is able to have His answer come from the mouth of His servants.


In regards to the istikhara, what if someone is directly stopping you from going on with what Allah had answered to istikuara. Go To Topic Listing.

How Is Istikhara Performed? – Theology and General Religion –

What should I do? Skip to main content. At this time, shhia person will look deep in his heart, and through soul searching, would see which path to follow is stronger in his soul. One must first of all consult experts or wise individuals to see if he can reach a decision. How long does it usually take for an answer? The result shiaa having such an outlook in regards to the Istikhara is that the person does not istihara his brain in day to day life and ends up unsuccessful in the twists and turns that life takes him through.

Therefore, there is no problem with performing an Istikhara by way of the Qur’an or other things, since if the Istikhara comes out favourable, then the person istiikhara perform the action with a content heart and a pure soul; and if it comes out bad, then he has relied upon Allah and should continue with his work.

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.

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 istkkhara the Istikhara ; leave aside what would happen to the one who isti,hara upon the outcome of the Istikhara which has been performed out of confusion and ignorance and by not following the prescribed conditions and prerequisites.

Sign in Already have an account? In the ahadith, it has been emphasized that this type shis 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: Should I keep waiting until the istikhara comes out “good”?

When a person needs to find what is truly the best for him, he asks advice from the believers who are capable of providing this advice to him.

Dua’a for Istikhara

It must be made istilhara that the Qur’an was not revealed simply to perform the Istikhara. The Shiz is the means from which one is saved from doubt and uncertainty. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. I woke instantly from it to tell him about my dream.


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. Could someone explain exactly how its performed, for example is it 2 rakah prayer, at what point do i say these duas. If after seeking experts’ advice he still remains confused, he can then do Istikhara.

The Istikhara by supplication in all instances takes precedence. The woman and her guardians should give importance to the qualities of the man she chooses to marry. Is istikhara not a prayer then? 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: If this route too does not produce results, then he is left with no other alternative except isfikhara he pleads to His Lord and asks Him for guidance to what is truly best for him.

Because of this, he loses the real rewards of this world isgikhara come from using one’s intelligence and seeking advice from others. To Do or Not To Do? Various types of Istikhara and the proper method of use 1 Istikhara by Supplication: What are the best times to perform istikhara? In short, the Istikhara is nothing more than an act that provides “satisfaction of the heart,” “removes doubt and uncertainty,” and is a tool for “hope, prosperity and happiness.

Another example is about a person who wanted to purchase a house. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

The other meaning of Istikhara is when a person is confused and perplexed about whether to perform an act or not, such that it that act is not something that Allah? However, there are examples that people who are against Istikhara mention, such 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.

Sign In Sign Up. In one of the verses of the Qur’an, Allah after mentioning and counting istikbara of His powers and sshia blessings which He has showered says: