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  • Husband became chronic paralytic Date: 12-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. A Muslim husband had an accident and became a paralytic and has been bedridden for the last eight months. The doctors treating him are hopeless of his recovery. The wife did istikhaarah (prayer of consultation) regarding doing a khulʻ (divorce at the instance of the wife in return of compensation payable by her)and getting married.. More

  • Istikhaarah to choose between two matters, then abandoning them and choosing a third one Date: 24-8-2015

    My question is about the Istikhaarah (guidance seeking) prayer. I had to choose between two things and, after praying Istikhaarah, Allaah made one of these two things easy for me. However, I did not choose this thing that Allaah facilitated for me, but I chose a third option that was not among the first two for which I made Istikhaarah. Is this permissible?.. More

  • Performing a single Istikhaarah prayer for several needs Date: 20-8-2015

    Is it permissible to supplicate after the Istikhaarah (guidance-seeking) prayer for several needs? Some examples include staying in a country, remaining with a current employer or seeking another in the same country as opposed to returning to my homeland or some other country, marrying or not, etc. .. More

  • Losing eagerness to do something after Istikhaarah Date: 20-4-2015

    Assalamu alaikkum. Jazakkallah for your kind response always.May Allah grant you more and more knowledge and make Barakah!(stable Increase!)BTW,now my problem is, I had joined in a Madrasa for a 2 years course,which happens only in weekend from this January.Even though I made the earlier payments and registered as well as eagerly, at last moment I had.. More

  • Visions are not indicators for the result of Istikhaarah Date: 29-5-2014

    My sister in law (my wife's sister) has a marriage offer from her Maternal Uncle's son (her cousin).Before, responding the boys family about any decision,my father in law who is my Maternal Uncle performed Istakhara (judging from omens) and he saw a dreadful dream;hence,they responded the boys family in negative.At this, the 80 years old ailing grandmother.. More

  • Istikhaarah prayer is impermissible at times when prayer is forbidden Date: 15-1-2014

    Is it permissible to perform the Istikhaarah (guidance-seeking) prayer after the Fajr (dawn) or the ‘Asr (afternoon) prayers? If it is impermissible, why is this so? .. More

  • Istikhaarah prayer is not a means to discover the unseen Date: 15-1-2014

    I proposed to a girl after performing Istikhaarah and noticed that the matter was facilitated. However, after a while and due to the differences in our social statuses, my proposal was rejected. My question is; should I propose to this girl again, especially since my financial situation has improved somewhat, or does this constitute an objection to.. More

  • Ruling of praying Istikhaarah (i.e. seeking Divine Guidance) in several matters Date: 14-1-2014

    Is it permissible to pray Istikhaarah to choose between three matters? .. More

  • He regrets not having done Istikhaarah before applying to a job Date: 25-11-2013

    I was not selected for job for which I aspired a lot and I feel very much sorrow and grief all the times for not being selected .Later I read that if a man do ISTIKHARA he will never regret .Then my pain further increased and I thought “ O ALAS IF I HAD DONE ISTIKHARA BEFORE APPLYING I SHOULD HAVE NEVER FELT REGRET IF I HAD DONE ISTIKHARA“. Now.. More

  • Istikhaarah before marriage is recommended, not obligatory Date: 10-5-2013

    i want to marry a woman. if i do istikhara and result come positive, should i tell to her that you do istikhara also or there is no need. if she do istikhara and result come negative. what should i do marry with her or not. Because this has happened to someone that is why i am asking you. if it happen with me what should i do. .. More

  • Performing Istikhaarah to distinguish between Halaal and Haraam Date: 29-12-2012

    Assalamou Alaikoum, Is it permissible to make salat al istikhara if there are multiple opinions regarding a halal and haram matter. For example, there are multiple opinions on whether to use islamic banks services or not and I asked around and received multiple fatwas with multiple proofs from quran and hadith. As a person who does not know all.. More

  • How to perform Istikhaarah and how to supplicate to Allaah Date: 2-2-2012

    assalamu alaikum va rahmathullahi va barakathuhu my family was arranging marriage with my cousin who wass not pious so i prayed isthikara that oh allah give him not to me but everything went opposite to my dua.so i started accepting it and started making dua to allah everytime that oh allah make my cousin pious and give him to me in whatever way you.. More

  • Performed Istikhaarah to change his course to medicine Date: 27-11-2011

    Assalamualaikum. I am a university student studying Islamic Banking. Recently I have been considering to change my course to Medicine. After doing istikhara, the events that follow are pointing more towards medicine.for example, during the economy class, the lecturer used doctor as an example.And in my englisg class, also mentioned about studying.. More

  • Always perform Istikhaarah (the guidance prayer) Date: 13-10-2010

    What supplication should I make so that Allaah The Almighty will facilitate for me to marry the woman I want? .. More

  • Received two marriage proposals and wants to perform Istikhaarah Date: 26-5-2010

    for marriage i do have 2 choices both r nice for whom should i do istikhara first ??can I supplicate O'Allah pls bless me a husband from them who's best for me both n dunya n akhirah??pls do guide me what to do n pray for me as well.jazakAllah.. More

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