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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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 shua our goal without any troubles or difficulties. 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.

Having good thoughts about Allah and that He only prefers and accepts that which is good for His servants. 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?

Istikhara: Seeking the Best from Allah (swt)

Both of these groups have definitely not understood the true meaning of the Istikhara and the proper usage of it, since not paying attention to the first step, that is using one’s reason and intellect and then resorting to asking others for advice plays a very important role and has a great effect on the actual outcome of the Istikhara. When is it good or necessary to see an Istikhara?

How exactly is it performed? At this time, the person will look deep in his heart, and through soul searching, would see which path to istokhara is stronger in his soul.


This means that in all of one’s affairs, the person supplicates to Allah and sincerely, asks Him to make his path easy and to have a good outcome.

Section 7: The Best Time to Perform Istikhara

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Various types of Istikhara and the proper method of use 1 Istikhara by Supplication: 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. He should rely on their rationale to come to a conclusion whether to proceed with an action or to leave it.

Should I keep waiting until the istikhara comes out “good”?

How Is Istikhara Performed? – Theology and General Religion –

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: She should not marry except a man who is religious, chaste, of good character, not a drunkard or someone who commits sins and evil deeds.

Mormons 1 2 3 By IslandsandmirrorsFriday at By ShiaMan146 hours ago in Off-Topic. In one of the verses of the Qur’an, Allah after mentioning and counting all of His powers and the blessings which He has showered says: 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: The procedure for this Istikhara with the Tasbih has been described in hadith number 34 in this book.

How long does it usually take for an answer?

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. Sign up for a new account in our community.


As for the question that is anyone able to perform an Istikhara by the Qur’an or Tasbih beads for himself or not, it must be stated that if all the conditions and etiquette are followed, then it is not a problem. The Istikhara is an Islamic tradition which is strongly rooted in the culture of the Shi’a especially those of Iran, India and Pakistan. The first group of people, who due to confusion in their own minds in regards to the Istikhara and performing it without delay, have unwittingly, fallen into a great sin of weakening the Glorious Qur’an, and of disrespecting the Noble Scripture.

Is istikhara not a prayer then? What are the best times to perform istikhara? While in the presence istikharq 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.

The person, without following the specific conditions and etiquette, will, without delay, reach for the Qur’ an or a Tasbih and If only one bead shiq in the end do what you want to do and if two beads are left do not do it.

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One must first of all consult experts or wise individuals to see if he can reach a decision. Rate this topic 1 2 3 4 5. Rather, that which isti,hara been promised is that whosoever asks Allah for good, will be granted good. However, this must be performed after supplicating and asking Allah ishikhara the best and asking Him to guide him where prosperity lies. Doing or not doing is optional not compulsory. Go To Topic Listing.