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Istikhara by Quran?

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(salam)

Does anyone of you know how to do the Istikhara by Quran? How is it different from making the so called Istikhara prayer?

Does anyone of you know how that Istikhara works at http://almodarresi.com/estakhar.htm ? I mean that how can I believe that the answer which I would get from here is from Allah and not just a random answer coming from the computer program?

Astaghfirullaah. I just have a problem in understanding how the Istikhara works. For example if I would make the Istikhara prayer from where does the answer come practically? Will I feel in my heart the right answer or how I get the answer?

Please explain me insha Allah. :blush:

Fii amanillah.

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I heard that an istikhara should be repeated 7 times (not necessarily in the same day)...is this true?

Does that apply for ALL types of istikharas?...like even the one on this site where you use the Quran to do it (flipping the 7 pages etc...)

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Salam Alaykum.

^Never heard that. I've heard scholars mention it's always best to do an istikhara once.. make your intention and do it once, unless circumstances significantly change.

I just have a problem in understanding how the Istikhara works. For example if I would make the Istikhara prayer from where does the answer come practically?

I think it's Sunnis that usually do their istikharas in a form of prayer, where somehow they will be inspired, like in a dream or something. There are different forms of istikhara; prayer, masbaha, and opening the Qur'an are the most frequently used methods. The link provided by sis ansoo is just ONE type of method you may use with the Holy Qur'an. It may involve interpretation, rather than looking at the specific letter.

Allah yistajib du3aa'kum inshaAllah.

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(salam)

For example if I would make the Istikhara prayer from where does the answer come practically? Will I feel in my heart the right answer or how I get the answer?

Extract taken from ISTIKHIRA: Seeking the best from Allah:

3. The ‘Spiritual’ Istikh¡ra: This type of Istikh¡ra is also a type of mystical relationship with Allah. It is performed in this way that after a person performs the supplication to Allah for seeking the best, and after his intellect and asking others for advice has not produced any results, then in the presence of His Creator who is free from all need and want, asks his needs and what is distressing him and asks Him to guide to what is truly the best for him. At this time, the person will look deep in his heart and with his soul searching, he would see which path to follow is stronger in him. This will be the answer to his Istikh¡ra, and will full certainty and satisfaction, he would go ahead with his plans.

This online book posted by Bro. Abdul Hussain in the Islamic Laws & Jurisprudence section of the Forum is quite helpful.

ISTIKHIRA: Seeking the best from Allah

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(bismillah)

(salam)

(salam)

Does anyone of you know how that Istikhara works at

http://almodarresi.com/estakhar.htm ? I mean that how can I believe that the answer which I would get from here is from Allah and not just a random answer coming from the computer program?

Astaghfirullaah. I just have a problem in understanding how the Istikhara works. For example if I would make the Istikhara prayer from where does the answer come practically? Will I feel in my heart the right answer or how I get the answer?

I have seen 2 or 3 instances of online istikhaara (i.e. computer generated). I too found it hard to comprehend. Programming an application to randomly select a verse may have its flaws, where the "randomness" isn't really random, depending on the skill of the programmer. And even then, it's really the computer chip which is doing the calculations and selecting a verse :blink: Just too wierd.

ws

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(salam)

While where on the topic, i thought i'd ask a question. If your not confused about a certain issue but you feel it's safer to seek guidance from Allah (swt), should you still do istikhira?

I'm just confused whether or not this particular thing would need istikhira, because i'm not confused about what i'm going to do, i'm just confused whether or not to perform the istikhira; (InshAllah that made sense) I want to be safe not sorry. I feel i shouldn't perform Istikhira because i'm not confused, but i don't want anything to stuff up/go wrong.

So what do use think?

Wasalaam :unsure:

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Salam Alaykum.

I'm just confused whether or not this particular thing would need istikhira

Sometimes I feel like I should make an istikhara for whether/not to make an istikhara lol.

According to Sayyed Seestani (if you make a search, the fatwa's in one of the istikhara threads), one must seek advice before making an istikhara. If after that you are still confused, make an istikhara.

I feel i shouldn't perform Istikhira because i'm not confused, but i don't want anything to stuff up/go wrong.

Sounds like your'e unsure about the outcome of what you want to do. I think that if you do not know for certain that the outcome will be successful, then istikhara would be okay. Then again, ask a scholar or your marja' for a solid reply. I've seen more than a few scholars make istikharas over a small issue.

Allahu a3lam, and good luck in all that you do.

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