Let’s learn few things about Istikhara.
Istikhara is mostly done when you’re about to make big decisions in your life.
- Deciding what to eat
- Deciding whether to shower or not
- Deciding Whether to have breakfast or not.
That would actually be ridiculous.
- You want to start a new business
- You want to get married to someone
- You want to decide on a job offer.
These are just examples.
All things here doesn’t mean basic things you do everyday, rather it means every big decision that has impact in your life.
You’ll hear people telling you to pray Istikhara at night before you sleep so that you’ll dream the result 😂😂
Now that’s confusing right? because you’re thinking I’m praying Istikhara because I can’t decide!!
The instruction is that you pick the one you think is better and pray.
-Make your ablution.
-Pray two units of prayer (Nafil).
-Then recite the following dua
Allaahumma inni astakheeruka bi ‘ilmika wa astaqdiruka bi qudratika wa as’aluka min fadlika, fa innaka taqdiru wa laa aqdir,....
Allaahumma fa in kunta ta’lamu haadha’l-amra (then you mention the name of what you want to decide on here) khayran li fi ‘aajil amri wa aajilihi (or you say: fi deeni wa ma’aashi wa ‘aaqibati amri)...
Allaahumma wa in kunta ta’lamu annahu sharrun li fi deeni wa ma’aashi wa ‘aaqibati amri (or you say: fi ‘aajili amri wa aajilihi)
fasrifni ‘anhu [wasrafhu ‘anni] waqdur li al-khayr haythu kaana thumma radini bihi.
O Allaah, I seek Your guidance [in making a choice] by virtue of Your knowledge, and I seek ability by virtue of Your power, and I ask You of Your great bounty. You have power, I have none. And You know, I know not. You are the Knower of hidden things...
Now the question is How do I see the result of my Istikhara, How do I know which is the right decision?????
That if you dream of something dark or red in color then the decision is bad, but if you dream of green color then it’s good... this is wrong.
People will be getting depressed saying they’ve prayed Istikhara but they didn’t see anything.
You’re not meant to see anything in your dream, The Prophet didn’t say the result is shown in a dream.
You said: “ ordain it for me, make it easy for me, and bless it for me”
Therefore if your decision is the right one you’ll become at peace with it, you’ll find it easy and blessed
“then turn me away from it, [and turn it away from me], and ordain for me the good wherever it may be and make me pleased with it.”
Therefore you’ll see you finding that thing difficult, slowly drifting away from it and losing interest in it.
1) Someone else cannot pray Istikhara on your behalf..
Come to think of it please, you’re the one making a decision but someone else is asking Allah to guide you for you 🤷♂️ 😂 making sense?????
3) You can make Istikhara 2 or 3 times, but even when you do it once is okay.
“I did Istikhara and I dreamt your face was black”
Ain’t no face was black you just wanted to leave.
If you’re doing Istikhara trying to decide who to marry the result will be in who you find peace and you heart leans to.
This is to show you that Istikhara is actually useful and it’s required for every Muslim to know this dua and seek Allah’s guidance.
If you know anything you didn’t see here please share with me, or if you have any question feel free to ask me.