|Last updated:||30th November 2019|
In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
Istikhārah is a du’ā (supplication) where one seeks guidance from Allah for goodness in regards to any matter. Whilst making istikhārah, the intention must be sincere and without any predetermination; solely seeking the guidance of Allah towards goodness in regards to the proposal.
Upon making istikhārah, you may feel an inclination towards or against the matter at hand. It is not necessary to see a dream, and one should adopt a decision according to what the heart inclines towards. InshāAllah, there will be goodness and blessings in that.
Note: Consider all relevant factors of the prospective partner; religion, character, family, compatibility etc. and also seek counsel with your elders.
And Allah Ta’āla knows best
26 December 2019 / 29 Rabī’ul Ākhir 1441 AH
Also see the following publication for detail on:
Istikharah Method (pp. 14, 23), Istikharah for Marriage (p16); How Many Times (p23) etc.
Istikhara In The Light of The Sunnah, by Ayub Ibn Ml. Muhammad. (2011) Miftahuddin Islamic Institute, UK.