I’ve found that many Muslims misunderstand, and misapply the powerful dua we know as Istikhaarah, the dua when making a decision. A lot of Muslims are making Istikhaarah expecting a sign from Allah, or to see something in a dream.
This is a dangerous application as it opens ourselves up to the tricks of Shaytan. In this video, I show using logic, the Quran, and the Sunnah the proper way of making Istikhaarah.
Ultimately, when we make Istikhaarah, we are putting our trust in Allah. This is a deeper level of Islamic belief rather than simply waiting for “sign.”
Within the dua itself, there are lines that indicate we make Istikhaarah after having come to a decision. Inshallah, all of this is explained in the video.
O Allaah, I seek Your counsel by Your knowledge and by Your power I seek strength 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 Allaah, if You know this affair -and here he mentions his need- to be good for me in relation to my religion, my life, and end, then decree and facilitate it for me, and bless me with it, and if You know this affair to be ill for me towards my religion, my life, and end, then remove it from me and remove me from it , and decree for me what is good wherever it be and make me satisfied with such.
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