Benefits From al-Istikharah Prayer – Compiled & translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

Compiled & translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Jabir bin Abdullaah –RadhiAllaahu anhu- said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to teach us al-Istikharah (a prayer said for seeking blessings in carrying out a decision) for all matters, just like he used to teach us a chapter from the Qur’aan, he would say: …

Istikhara (Seeking Guidance from Allah), and Consultation

Imam Al-Nawawi's Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 97 Istikhara (Seeking Guidance from Allah), and Consultation Allah, the Exalted, says: "And consult them in the affairs.'' (3:159) "And who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation.'' (42:38) 718. Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to teach us the Istikharah (seeking …

Du’aa Al-Istikhaarah – Read, Listen and Learn

Authentic Dua & Dhikr

Supplication for seeking guidance in forming a decision or choosing the proper course (Al-Istikhaarah)

Al-IstikhaarahJabir bin Abdullaah –RadhiAllaahu anhu- said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to teach us al-Istikharah (a prayer said for seeking blessings in carrying out a decision) for all matters, just like he used to teach us a chapter from the Qur’aan, he would say: If any of you intends to undertake a matter then he should pray two Rakah other than an obligatory prayer then he should say :

Al-IstikhaarahAllaahumma ‘innee ‘astakheeruka bi ‘ilmika, wa ‘astaqdiruka bi qudratika, wa as’aluka min fadhlikal-‘Adheemi, fa ‘innaka taqdiru wa laa ‘aqdiru, wa ta’lamu, wa laa ‘a’lamu, wa ‘Anta ‘Allaamul Ghuyoobi, Allaahumma in kunta ta’lamu ‘anna haadhal-amra – [then mention the thing to be decided] khayrun lee fee deenee wa ma’aashee wa ‘aaqibati ‘amree – [or say] ‘Aajilihi wa ‘aajilihi –  Faqdurhu…

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Istikharah : Prayer For Seeking Guidance – Permanent Committee

When is the proper time for Du`a’ Al-Istikharah (supplication for guidance); before or after Taslim (salutation of peace ending the Prayer)? A: Du`a’ Al-Istikharah should be said after Taslim. May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions! Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ http://alifta.net/Fatawa/FatawaChapters.aspx?View=Page&PageID=2603&PageNo=1&BookID=7