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Last updated: 26th August 2006
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26th August 2006

what is the difference between zaicha and istikhaara?zaicha is that it is taken by the calculation of your name and mother name,and the person name(from whom you want to be married) and his/her mother name.my question is that if we done istikhaara and the answer is come that the person is better for you.and on other hand if we done zaicha then the answer is come" your stars are not meet with each other.then what will do?we go with istikhaara or zaicha? is there any quote of zaicha in quran?please explain me! i am very oblige to you!


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance

Zaicha does not exist in Islam. Also, this practice is Haram as it involves astrology and fortune telling.

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that, “Whoever goes to an astrologer or diviner and believes them has disbelieved in that which has been revealed to Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Nasa’i, and Ibn Maja)

You must refer to Istikharah as this is proven from Sunnah.

Please view this: http://www.classicalislamgroup.com/library/index.php?view=duas/istikhaarah

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Answer last updated on:
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