Istikhara intends to look for goodness from Allah, essential when one expects to do an imperative assignment. And they do Istikhara before the undertaking. The most effective method and dua. And numerous individuals are confused about performing Salat Istikhara because of the absence of information, or they imagine that they may not have the capacity to focus on the result of this Prayer. The best Istikhara method and dua by most religious researchers are clarified below.
How to perform Istikhara: Istikhara Method And Dua:
Everyone needs to know the sunnah Istikhara method and dua before performing it. Istikhara usually performs at night. You can perform Istikhara at any time, even in the daytime. Jaabir ibn’ Abd-Allaah al-Salami reported the description of the Istikhara method and dua (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
“The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to teach his companions to make Istikhara in all things. Just as he used to teach them surahs from the Quran.
He said: “If anyone of you is concerned about a decision he/she has to make, then pray two rak’ahs of non-obligatory prayer, then say Istikhara Dua.”
First, pray two Rakat of prayer. In the first Rakat after Surah Fatiha recite Surah al-Kafirun (Chapter 109). And in the second Raka’ after Fatiha repeat Surah al-Ikhlas (Chapter 112). After finishing the prayer, recite Istikhara dua.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَخِيرُكَ بِعِلْمِكَ وَأَسْتَقْدِرُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ الْعَظِيمِ، فَإِنَّكَ تَقْدِرُ وَلاَ أَقْدِرُ وَتَعْلَمُ وَلاَ أَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتَ عَلاَّمُ الْغُيُوبِ، اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الأَمْرَ خَيْرٌ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاقْدُرْهُ لِي وَيَسِّرْهُ لِي ثُمَّ بَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ، وَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الأَمْرَ شَرٌّ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنِّي وَاصْرِفْنِي عَنْهُ، وَاقْدُرْ لِي الْخَيْرَ حَيْثُ كَانَ ثُمَّ أَرْضِنِي بِهِ
“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. 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 then turns it away from me and turns me away from it and whatever is better for me. Ordain [destine] that for me and then make me satisfied with it.”
Suppose one does not get the chance to perform Salaatul Istikhara or does not know the Istikhara method and dua. We need to make it urgently, then presenting the dua of Istikhara will suffice. If one has not learned the dua of Istikhara, then one ought to recount this.
At times it takes just once to get the answer. And in some cases, it takes longer. It is prescribed to complete Istikhara Prayer seven times.