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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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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.

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. However, whatever the outcome may be, whether it is in accordance with one’s wishes or against one’s desires, it mast be accepted.

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. By IslandsandmirrorsFriday at 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 will 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.

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. That following night I had the most amazing dream.

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?


If you do not do so, there will be chaos and a great corruption in the world. One must first of all consult experts dhia wise individuals to see if he can reach a decision.

To Do or Not To Do? In regards to the istikhara, what if someone is directly stopping you from going on with what Allah had answered to you. 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.

How often do i pray this and for how long? In summary, there is no responsibility on the religion when one performs an Istikharaisstikhara the Istikhara does nothing except determine which way a person should act. Shix type of Istikhara is also a type of mystical relationship with Allah.


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When an important issue comes up in their lives, without delay and pausing to stop and istikhraa and ask others for advice, they will seek guidance from the Unseen One and perform the traditional Istikhara. What are the best times to perform istikhara?

It is clear that the reply to them and thousands of people like these regarding the Istikhara and the proper use of itis that in instances such as these, only one who has no intelligence, who is defiant, and who does not have a correct understanding of the Istikhara would perform it in these instances.

If it is good for the person in his worldly life, then he will be granted his wish; and if it not, then it will be stored for him and bestowed upon him in the next world.

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

What should I do? If by this method, one’s confusion is not removed, then it is not a problem istokhara 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. What duas and prayers are used whilst praying istikhara? Rate this topic 1 2 3 4 5.

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: Otherwise, He will place the person’s hand on a certain part of the Tasbih. When is it good or necessary to see an Istikhara? It also goes without saying that the ahadith that have come to us with regards to the Istikhara have not promised us that we will reach our goal without any troubles or difficulties.

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: 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.

Is that non Islamic of them? Shiw should not marry except a man who is religious, chaste, of good character, not a drunkard or zhia who commits sins and evil deeds. Skip to main content. I woke instantly from it to tell him about my dream. 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.


While in the presence of His Creator 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.

A group of these people, without even thinking about the outcome of the Istikharawill, if they understand the result as being in favor of what they really want to do and what they think is their best interest will act upon it. It is reported that Imam Sahib al Zaman atf has advised the believers to seek Istikhara as under: If I could find out the easiest way of performing this prayer it would be much appreciated, also I would like to know whia the shia perform this.

He should rely on their rationale to come to a conclusion whether to proceed with an action or to leave it. You must know that when an act is good in itself, there is no need to make istikhara for it. It is performed in this way that after asking others for advice, and after one’s intellect has not produced any results, one istjkhara the supplication to Allah for seeking the best. If a person is istikhaga to reach to this state by better methods such as thinking and asking others for advice, then it is not necessary isyikhara him to seek refuge with the Istikhara ; leave aside what would happen to the one who acted upon the outcome of the Istikhara which has been performed out of confusion and istikhata and by not following the prescribed conditions and prerequisites.

This type of Istikhara has its roots in supplicating to Allah in all actions that a person performs, and is not only admirable, but is recommended Mustahab in Islam. Go To Topic Listing.

Rather, that which has been promised is that whosoever asks Allah for good, istikhxra be granted good.

If after seeking experts’ advice he still remains confused, he can then do Istikhara. Posted November 11, If shiz one bead remains in the end do what you want to do and if two beads are left do not do it.

Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters, I really need to know how istikhara is performed as I need an answer from Allah as soon istikhhara possible. I performed an istikhara recently to find out if myself and my other half should continue our relationship.

How exactly is it performed?