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Istikhārah-Its Method and Some Misconceptions Saturday, March 24, 2012

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“Istikhārah means to turn to Allāh ta‘ālā and seek goodness from Him. This is because Allāh ta‘ālā knows what we do not know. As Allāh ta‘ālā is fully aware of the end result and consequence of every matter and we merely speculate, we should ask Allāh ta‘ālā to guide us towards goodness in our endeavours or tasks that we are about to embark on.

It should be understood that istikhārah is simply a du‘ā like any other du‘ā. However, it has more chance of acceptance in the Court of Allāh ta‘ālā as it has been specifically taught by Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam to his Ummah.

It is a prayer offered to Allāh  ta‘ālā before embarking on a particular course of action or choosing from a number of options, asking Him to guide us towards goodness and the correct and better choice, and to save us from that course of action or choice if goodness lies elsewhere.”

Continue learning and read the full article at At Tazkiyah
http://www.at-tazkiyah.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103:istikhrah-its-method-and-some-misconceptions&catid=6:articles&Itemid=14

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