Istikhara Dua

What is the Istikhara dua? Perform Salat ut Istikhara to ask Allah’s (SWT) guidance in making decisions. Before embarking upon a journey, deciding on marriage, accepting a new job offer or any other major decision it is preferable to perform this Islamic dua Istikharah (which literally means to seek goodness).

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has mentioned with regards to Istikharah: “The person who does Istikharah will never suffer loss”.

Allâhumma innî astakhîruka bi-‘ilmik,wa astaqdiruka bi-qudratik,wa asaluka min fadlika-l-‘adhîm.Fa-innaka taqdiru wa lâ aqdir,wa ta’lamu wa lâ a’lam, wa anta ‘allâmu-l-ghuyûb. Allâhumma in kunta ta’lamu anna hâdha-l-amra (…) khayrun lî fî dînî wa ma’âshî, wa ‘ aquibati amrî fa-qdurhu lî, wa yassirhu lî,thumma bârik lî fîh.Wa in kunta ta’lamu anna hâdha-l-amra sharrun lî fî dînî wa ma’âshî, wa ‘âqibati amrî, fa-srifhu ‘annî, wa srifnî ‘anh,wa qdur liya-l-khayra haythu kâna thumma ardinî bih.

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