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Which Surah and verse is about Istikhara ?

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Asked by jameel ahmed, 08 Mar '12 04:54 pm
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Quran -> Surah Baqarah (V - 216) - "... and it may be that you dislike a thing while it is good for you, and it may be that you love a thing while it is evil for you, and Allah knows, while you do not know."

Hadith -> The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, "If one of you is concerned about some practical undertaking, or about making plans for a journey, he should perform two cycles (rak'atain) of voluntary prayer." Then he/she should say the following du'a:

"Oh Allah! I seek Your guidance by virtue of Your knowledge, and I seek ability by virtue of Your power, and I ask You of Your great bounty. You have power; I have none. And You know; I know not. You are the Knower of hidden things.

Oh Allah! If in Your knowledge, (this matter*) is good for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs, immediate and in the future, then ordain it for me, make it easy for me, and bless it for me. And if in Your knowledge, (this matter*) is bad for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs, immediate a ...more
Answered by mangochatni, 08 Mar '12 04:58 pm

 
  
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Supplication to god and seeking guidance
Answered by afsa kausar, 08 Mar '12 05:02 pm

 
  
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Salatul Istikharah is a sunnah of the Prophet (s). It is a prayer that one may pray if one must choose between permissible alternatives: it is two non-obligatory rakat (that can be recited separately or in combination with the regular sunnah prayers or the prayer for entering the mosque [...] during any time of the day or night, and to recite therein whatever one wishes of the Quran after reciting al-Fatihah. After the two-rakats, one praises Allah and sends salutations to the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam and recites the following supplication which has been recorded by al-Bukhari in Jabirs hadith (see full text below): The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam would teach us al-istikhara for all of our affairs as he would teach us a surah from the Quran. He said: If one of you is deliberating over an act, he should pray two non-obligatory rakat and say: O Allah, I consult You as You are All-Knowing and I appeal to You to give me power as You are Omnipotent, I ask You for Your great ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 08 Mar '12 04:58 pm

 
  
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