ISTIKHARAH PRAYER (DUA)


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices, Duas / Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
  • Allaahuma innee astakheeruka bu-ilmika, wa astaqdiruka biqudra-tika, wa as’aluka min fadhlikal – Adheem, fa innaka taqdiru wa laa aqdiru, wa ta’lamu, wa laa a’lamu, wa Anta ‘Allaamul Ghuyoobi; Allaahumma in kunta ta ‘lamu anna haathal-amra,- — (then mention the thing to be decided) Khairun lee fee deenee wa ma‘aashee wa ‘aaqibati amree — (or say)— Aajilihi wa aajlihi. Faqdurhu lee wa yassirhu lee thumma baarik lee feehi wa in kunta ta‘lamu anna haathalamra sharrun lee fee deenee wa ma‘aashee wa ‘aaqibati amree — (or say) — ‘Aajilihi wa aajilihi. Fasrifhu ‘annee wasrinee ‘anhu waqdur liyal-khaira haithu kaana thumma ardhinee bihi.

“Oh Allah, I seek the counsel of Your knowledge, and I seek the help of Your omnipotence and I beseech You for Your magnificent grace. Surely You are Capable and I am not. You know and I know not, and You are the Knower of the unseen. Oh Allah, if You know that this matter (then mention the thing to be decided) is good for me in my religion and in my life and for my welfare in the life to come, — (or say: in this life and the afterlife) — then ordain it for me and make it easy for me, then bless me in it. And if You know that this matter is bad for me in my religion and in my life and for my welfare in the life to come, — (or say: in this life and the afterlife) then distance it from me, and distance me from it, and ordain for me what is good wherever it may be, and help me to be content with it.” (Bukhari Volume 2, Book 21, Number 263)

The Prophet (SAW) taught the way of doing Istikhara (Istikhara means to ask Allah (SWT) to guide one to the right sort of action concerning any job or a deed), in all matters He said, “If anyone of you thinks of making any decision he should offer a two Rakat prayer other than the compulsory ones and recite this dua after the prayer.

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