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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This type of Istikhara has its roots in supplicating to Allah in all actions that a person performs, and is not only admirable, but is recommended Mustahab in Islam.

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? Otherwise, He will place the person’s hand on a certain part of the Tasbih.

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:.

However, there are examples that people who are against Istikhara mention, such as the incident in which there was a girl who liked a young boy and in all ways, were compatible with each other, but after talking with one another, the Istikhara was performed and it came out ‘bad’ and the discussion ended there.

Another example is about a person who wanted to purchase a house.

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.

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 reach our goal without any troubles or difficulties. Rather, that which has been promised is that whosoever asks Allah for good, will be granted good.


If it is good for the person in his worldly life, then he will be granted his wish; and if it not, then it will be stored for him and bestowed upon him in the next world. He should rely on their rationale to come to a conclusion whether to proceed with an action or to leave it.

If this route too does not produce results, then he is left with no other alternative except that he pleads to His Lord and asks Him for guidance to what is truly best for him.

In reality, this is the Istikhara. In summary, there is no responsibility on the religion when one performs an Istikharasince the Istikhara does nothing except determine which way a person should act. The Istikhara does not change the rules of Allah nor does it inform the servant of Allah that what is hidden behind the curtains of Allah’s knowledge.

Section 8: Views of the Mara’ja Taqlid and Scholars of Islam Regarding the Istikhara

The only thing that an Istikhara does is declare: The Istikhara is the means from which one is saved from doubt and uncertainty. In short, the Istikhara is nothing more than an act that provides “satisfaction of the heart,” “removes doubt and uncertainty,” and is a tool for “hope, prosperity and happiness. Therefore, there is no problem with performing an Istikhara by way of the Qur’an or other things, since if the Istikhara comes out favourable, then the person will perform the action with a content heart and a pure soul; and if it comes out bad, then he has relied upon Allah and should continue with his work.

How many problems this misconception has brought up! I am sorry to bother you, I need an Istikhara 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.

How Is Istikhara Performed? – Theology and General Religion –

Some people have even said that it is not allowed for a person to perform an Istikhara for someone else and everyone must perform it for himself! I am perplexed and do not know if Your pleasure is in this task or not which I wish to perform. I ask You to make apparent Your pleasure upon me. If by this method, one’s confusion is not removed, then it is not a problem that to remove the doubt and uncertainty, then one acts according to that which has been mentioned in the narrations and by either the Tasbih or the Qur’an, he can seek to alleviate his difficulties.


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: Please remove the doubt in me through the blessings of the Glorious Qur’an.

Shiavault – Istikhara: Seeking the Best from Allah (swt)

It must be made known that the Qur’an was not revealed simply to perform the Istikhara. Rather, it is a book of knowledge and wisdom, which guides one to the paths of servitude of Allah.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not opposed to performing the Istikhara by the Qur’an, but those two conditions must be primarily fulfilled. 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. Many successful results have been seen from it, as long as thinking and contemplation, and seeking the advice from others proves to be not enough for istikhaea person to make up his mind to perform or not to perform a certain task.

Istikhara: Seeking the Best from Allah (swt)

In such a situation of doubt, it is in place to perform an Istikhara. However, whatever the iztikhara may be, whether it is in accordance with one’s wishes or against one’s desires, it mast be accepted. However in this type of a situation, it is better than after waiting some time, give some charity, and then carries on with the task. 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: