“Istikhara” means to seek goodness from Allah (Exalted is He), meaning when one intends to do an important task they do istikhara before the task.
The one who does the istikhara is as if they request Allah Almighty that, O the Knower of Unseen (Exalted is He) guide me if this task is better for me or not?
According to Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 21, Number 263:
Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: The Prophet (Sallal Laho Alaihi Wasallam) used to teach us the way of doing Istikhara, in all matters as he taught us the Suras of the Quran. He said, “If any of you thinks of doing any job he should offer two Rakat prayers other than the compulsory ones and say (after the prayer):
WAY TO PERFORM ISTIKHARA
First, pray Two Cycles (raka’) of ritual Prayer (nafil) such that in the first raka’ after Surah Fatiha (Allhamd…) recite Surah al-Kafirun (Chapter 109) and in the second raka’ after Fatiha (Allhamd…) recite Surah al-Ikhlas (Chapter 112). After finishing prayer recite this (supplication/dua’): Dua in Arabic Text above.
Allahumma innee as-alu-ka – bi-ismikal maknooni – wal makhzoonil tahiril tuhharil mubarake wa asaloka beismekal azeeme wa sultanekal qadeeme ya waheb al ataya wa ya mutleqal usaara wa ya fakkakar riqaabe min an naare asaloka anto salle ala Mohammedin wa alle Mohammadin wa an tuteqa raqbati minan naare wa an tuqrijani min ad duniya aamenan wa an tudqilunil jannata salemun wa an tajal duaee awwalahu falahan wa awsatahu najahan wa aakhirahu salahan innaka anta allamul ghayoobo
“O Allah! I seek goodness from Your Knowledge and with Your Power (and Might) I seek strength, and I ask from You Your Great Blessings because You have the Power and I do not have the power. You know everything and I do not know, and you have knowledge of the unseen. Oh, Allah! If in Your Knowledge this action ———————————————— (which I intend to do) is better for my religion and faith, for my life and end [death], for here [in this world] and the hereafter, then make it destined for me and make it easy for me and then add blessings [baraka’] in it, for me. Oh, Allah! In Your Knowledge, if this action is bad for me, bad for my religion and faith, for my life and end [death], for here [in this world] and the hereafter, turn it away from me and turn me away from it and whatever is better for me, ordain [destine] that for me and then make me satisfied with it.”
How many times?
It depends. Sometimes it takes only once to get the answer and sometimes it takes longer. It is better to do istakhara seven (7) times. If you have received an answer as explained in the section below, stop doing istikhara. You do not have to continue to do isitkhara for 7 days.
It is better than right after reciting the supplication, given above, sleep with ablution (people who cannot keep the ablution for longer times due to health problems do not have to worry about ablution before falling asleep) facing the direction of the Qibla (facing the Qibla is not required but it is a Sunnat of our beloved Prophet Peace Be Upon Him).
It is better to recite salutations (durood/ Salawat) on the Prophet Allah’s Grace and Peace be upon him before and after the above Dua (supplication).
If in the dream one sees whiteness (means anything white in color, for example, milk, white paper, white sky, white clothes, white light, etc.) or greenness (means anything green in color, for example, grass, plants, trees, green clothes, green light, etc.) then understand that this task is better and if one sees redness (means anything red in color, for example, blood, red clothing, red fruit, red light, etc.) or blackness (means anything black in color, for example, black water, blacklight, black items of clothing, black sky, black wall, etc. ) then understand it is bad and avoid it.
If you do not remember any dreams or do not see any colors then follow your heart. Whatever intention grows stronger in your heart regarding your targeted work follow it after seven days of Istakhara.
The prayer istikhaarah is considered as a prayer for seeking refuge in the time of need since it is obvious that a person passes by a time that needs to guide him to the right path and to distinguish him from evil.
(Interpretation of the meaning):
“And if My servants ask you about me, I am near, I will answer the call of the da’ai if they call me, and they will answer me, and believe me, so that they may guide me.”
God Almighty and the following is a statement regarding the prayer Istikhaarah, and how to know the result of Istikhaarah for those who do it after the right Bjha correct.
The meaning of the prayer Istikhaarah
istikhaarah is the language of those seeking to use it. He is asked to ask him to choose what is in his interest and to hasten it.
How to pray Istikhaarah It is mentioned in the correct texts transmitted by the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him),
As Fuqaha ‘has quoted pictures from his words and deeds, peace and blessings are upon him,
Can be indicated (May Allaah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to teach his companions about Istikharah in all matters,
as the Surah of the Qur’an teaches: If they are one of you If you know this thing – then you call it – good for me in a hurry. I don’t know. My mother and his future – he said: or in religion And if I knew that it was evil to me in my religion and my life and the consequences of my life – or said: In my urgent and my future – Vsrfni, and I appreciate the good where he was then satisfied with him),
Ruri Ibn Hibban from the hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “If one of you wants something, let him say: O God, I ask you for your knowledge, and I ask you for your ability, and I ask you. “For what he wants – good for me, my religion, my life, and the consequences of my destiny – I appreciate it and am pleased with it, and I mean it, even if it is so and so, for what it wants – evil in my religion and my life and the consequences of my judgment.
Then I will be able to do good wherever it is, with no power but with God. “ The correct headaches of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) mentioned the two hadeeths, and they were narrated in two correct ways.
However, the hadeeth that was narrated by al-Bukhaari from Jabir stated that whoever wants to seek takheerah must start with two Rak’ahs of non-obligatory prayers. As well as), and the most important can be referred to it It is permissible to recite al-Istikhara for two rak’ahs: that a student of istikhara should pray two rak’ahs. It is stipulated in the two rak’ahs that they should not be obligatory prayer.
to recite the du’aa ‘of Istikhaarah without praying: as stated in the hadeeth of the hadith of Abu Sa’eed al-Khuarah, As if he is incapable of it for a legitimate excuse (and he recites it (Peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) that he used to ask for something, even in the matter.
The time for Istikhaarah prayer There is no specific time for Istikhaarah prayer, It is permissible for the Muslim when the most important matter and wanted to ask the good of God for that matter to go to him by prayer and ask for his need, but that the passport is limited to times of confirmation and permissibility, and away from the times that hate the prayer, namely: after the performance of dawn prayer to the rise of the sun as much as a shaft (From the time of the completion of the dawn to the morning), and the mediation period For the sun in the sky (afternoon to noon), and after the completion of the ‘Asr prayer until after sunset (from the’ Asr prayer to the Maghrib prayer), if he departs from those times, he may pray as long as he wants.
The pictures and how to pray Istikhaarah should be mentioned what must be observed from the acts and sayings before and after prayer and the following:
to receive the Qibla when the du’aa ‘. That improves the lightness. To open his prayer with the praise of Allah and to pray to His Messenger, and conclude with them. To sleep on purity. To deliver his command to God Almighty Vtokl the right to trust and that no good or evil comes only with the knowledge of God and his will. If he sees in his sleep white or green, that is good, and if he sees it as black or red, it is evil that should be avoided. How to know the result of Istikhara not only the emergence of the effect of Istikhaarp visions or dreams only, but comes the role of God’s conciliation, if the slave resort to seek God and then trust him the right to trust, it will facilitate him that if he is good, and find his way easy to reconcile God Almighty, And if that is not the case, he found a difficult way to get rid of it until God distracted him, and this is a confirmation of his saying, peace be upon him: (… God, if such and such – for what he wants – is good for me in my religion and my life and the consequences of my order, ddrh me and pleased him and I mean it And if so and so – for that matter
Muslims should not wait for the result of Istikhara as he comes to him, or a messenger who will reveal to him, it will only happen rarely, but it will not happen to him. The intention of something and then use it to look at God and to hit him; if he had a good God please him, although it is evil by God.
References (1) Muhammad bin Ibrahim bin Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri (2009), The Book of the Holy Quran, P. 698, part 2. ↑ Narrated by al-Bukhari in Saheeh al-Bukhaari on Jabir bin Abdullah al-Salami, page or number: 7390. ^ Narrated by Ibn Hibban, in Sahih Ibn Hibban, from Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, page or number: 885, true. ^ AB Wahba Mustafa Al-Zahili, Islamic Jurisprudence and its Proofs (Fourth Edition), Damascus: Dar Al-Fikr, page 1064-1065, Part 2. ↑ Sulaiman ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Umar al-Bajirmi (1995), footnote on al-Bajirmi on al-Khatib, Beirut: Dar al-Fikr, page 428, part 1. ↑ Zine El-Din ibn Ibrahim ibn Muhammad, known as Ibn Najim, The Beautiful Sea Explanation Treasure Minutes (second edition), Beirut: Dar al-Kitab al-Islami, page 56, part 2
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