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Istikhaara(The Prey)

Pray of istikhaara (Arabic صلاة الاستخارة) recites Muslims when they need guidance on a problem in their lives. The prayer is two rak’ah prayers, after which it is performed to complete and afterwards the prayer is al-ISTIKHAARA Prayer.

Istikhaara prayer


The narrative statement of the prayer Jabir ibn , Abd-Allah al-Salami, who said,


The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught his companions to allot this thing in everything, as they used to read Surahs from the Qur’an. (ص) Said: ‘If one of you is one of the decisions If you are worried about it (according to Ibn Masood, it is narrated that if any one of you wants to do something) pray two rak’ah prayers, and say (after prayer)

A translation of istikhaara prey

“O Allah, I seek Your counsel by Your knowledge and I seek Your assistance by Your power and I ask You from Your immense favour, for verily You are able while I am not, and verily You know while I do not, and You are the knower of the Unseen. O Allah, if You know this affair ( mention affair here ) to be good for me in relation to my religion, my life and aftermath, my present and future, then decree it and facilitate it for me, and bless me with it, and if You know this affair to be ill for me concerning my religion, my life and end, my present and future, then remove it from me and remove me from it, and decree for me what is good, whatever it may be, and make me satisfied with it,”

Another translation is as follows: O Allah, 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. O Allah, if in Your knowledge, this matter (then it should be mentioned by name) is good for me both in this world and in the Hereafter (or: in my religion, my livelihood and my affairs), then ordain it for me, make it easy for me, and bless it for me. And if in Your knowledge it is bad for me and for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs (or: for me both in this world and the next), 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.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaa’i, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and Ahmad).

Conditions of the prayer

Ibn Hajar commented on the Hadith, saying: “Any word means that Allah means that the Almighty means to help anyone choose, among them is the best of two things where Someone needs to be selected, “Praying instantly with the slate,” says Al-Mutahahah, It is exposed when a matter can be done in matters which are neither obligatory nor prohibited. Therefore, there is no need to be persuaded to decide whether or not he should go for Hajj. Because if he is financially viable, Hajj pilgrimage is obligatory and he does not have the choice. But what can be done in every other legal matter where choice is needed, such as buying a right thing, taking a job or choosing a wife etc. It is related to Hadith that Muhammad Akhta taught the companion for every matter as he used to teach Sarah to the Qur’an, in other Hadiths it is said that he does not fail to feel sad and he does not regret what he advises Is,