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istikhara ki dua in arabic

Istikhara Ki Dua Ka Tarika With Full Method 2023

Istikhara ki dua is dua that was revealed by the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W.W) to his blessed grandson Hazrat Imam Ali.  Istikhara is a great way to help Allah Almighty gives you the best and perfect plan for your future life.

Istikhara Ki Dua

In istikhara, the seeker of Allah’s will goes through a number of steps to discover divine guidance. Through supplications and repetitions of certain verses, the seeker hopes to receive positive messages or predictions. The seeker then shares this prediction with a trusted individual, and only then abides by the advice he or she received.

Definition of Istikhara

The word “Istikhara” is an Arabic language word which means “to seek Allah’s guidance”. Allah (S.W.T) has taught us to seek His help and guidance in every matter. We are very lucky that our beloved Prophet SAW has already told us a prayer just for this! Which is called Salat-ul-Istikhara, after that we pray the Istikhara dua.

It is recorded in hadith that Muhammad (SAW) used to teach his followers to seek advice from Allah (Istikhaara) for every matter just as he used to teach them the Surah from the Qur’an. In another Hadith Muhammad (S.A.W) said:

“He who seeks advice (Istikhara) from Allah (S.W.T.) will not fail, and he who consults and seeks advice from people will not regret”.

Importance of Istikhara

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

Istikhara is a Sunnat of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W). Before starting any work, business, higher education or making any important decision, travel, and other major events in life, starting a journey, deciding on marriage, accepting a new job offer or any other major decision, Istikhara is very important for seeking guidance from Allah (S.W.T.).

If we have to make decisions between multiple job offers, spouse, travel, people, relatives etc, how do we know if our decision will be the right one or wrong? We don’t! But Allah has the knowledge of the unseen and knows what is better for his creations.

Namaz Istikhara Ki Dua

istikhara ki dua in arabic

Istikhara Dua In Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَخِيرُكَ بِعِلْمِكَ وَأَسْتَقْدِرُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ الْعَظِيمِ فَإِنَّكَ تَقْدِرُ وَلَا أَقْدِرُ وَتَعْلَمُ وَلَا أَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتَ عَلَّامُ الْغُيُوبِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الْأَمْرَ خَيْرٌ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاقْدُرْهُ لِي وَيَسِّرْهُ لِي ثُمَّ بَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ وَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الْأَمْرَ شَرٌّ فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنِّي وَاصْرِفْنِي عَنْهُ وَاقْدُرْ لِيَ الْخَيْرَ حَيْثُ كَانَ ثُمَّ ارْضِنِي بِهِ

Istikhara Ki Dua Roman English

‘Allahumma inni astakhiruka bi’ilmika, Wa astaqdiruka bi-qudratika, Wa as’alaka min fadlika al-‘azlm Fa-innaka taqdiru Wala aqdiru, Wa ta’lamu Wala a’lamu, Wa anta ‘allamu l-ghuyub. Allahumma, in kunta ta’lam anna hadha-l-amra Khairun li fi dini wa ma’ashi wa’aqibati amri (or ‘ajili amri wa’ajilihi) Faqdirhu wa yas-sirhu li thumma barik li Fihi, Wa in kunta ta’lamu anna hadha-lamra shar-run li fi dini wa ma’ashi wa’aqibati amri (or fi’ajili amri wa ajilihi) Fasrifhu anni was-rifni anhu. Waqdir li al-khaira haithu kana Thumma ardini bihi.’

Istikhara Ki Dua With Urdu Translation

اے اللہ! بے شک میں تجھ سے تیرے علم کے ساتھ بھلائی طلب کرتا ہوں اور تجھ سے تیری قدرت کے ساتھ طاقت طلب کرتا ہوں اور میں تجھ سے تیرے فضل عظیم کا سوال کرتا ہوں کیونکہ تو قدرت رکھتا ہے اور میں قدرت نہیں رکھتا ، تو جانتا ہے اور میں نہہیں جانتا اور تو غیبوں کو خوب جانتا ہے۔ اے اللہ اگر تو جانتا ہے کہ بے شک یہ کام (اس کام کا نام لے) میرے لئے میرے دین ، میرے معاش اور میرے انجا م کار کے لحاظ سے بہتر ہے تو اس کا میرے حق میں فیصلہ کر دے اور اسے میرے لئے آسان کر دے ، پھر میرے لئے اس میں برکت ڈال دے اور اگر تو جانتا ہے کہ بے شک یہ کام (اس کام کا نام لے) میرے لئے میرے دین، میرے معاش اور میرے انجام کارکے لحاظ سے برا ہے تو اسے مجھ سے دور کر دے اور میرے لئے بھلائی کا فیصلہ کر دے جہاں بھی وہ ہو ، پھر مجھے اس پر راضی کر دے ۔

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Istikhara Ki Dua In English

O Allah, with Your knowledge I seek the good, with Your power I seek ability and Your mighty favor for certainly You have the power that I don’t have, You know and I do not Know and You Know the unseen. O Allah, in Your knowledge if this work is good for me in this Dunia and the Akhirah (hereafter), then let it be for me, grant me blessings in it and if it is bad for me then keep it far away from me and grant me any destiny that will make me happy.

How To Perform Istikhara Prayer?

  1. First, pray two rakah nawafil [i.e. 2 units of prayer]
  2. In first rakah, recite Surah Fatiha and recite another surah (It is better to recite Surah Al Qafiroon) and complete first raka.
  3. In second raka, after surah fatiha, recite any surah (It is better to recite Surah Ikhlaas) and complete the 2nd raka.
  4. After this prayer, during sitting the same place, recite the Istikhara Dua (given above).
  5. Like other duas and prayers, try to keep your face to the Qiblah while praying the dua.
  6. It is better to recite Darood before and after the Istikhara dua.

 Istikhara Important Points

  • Istikhara dua doesn’t always have to be done before sleeping.
  • You can pray this dua for any problem or any situation.
  • Allah loves it when His creations come to Him asking for His help, so don’t think you are too sinful or unworthy of seeking His guidance because He (Allah) is so merciful upon his creations.
  • The signs and results don’t always come in the form of dreams. They can also come as a feeling within the heart, or it may come up in a conversation you have with a scholar, or even when you are reading the Quran and you understand the meaning or you read the translation in your language.
  • Istikhara is NOT only for marriage purposes. It is a general dua for any situation as mentioned above.

Have Strong Believe On Allah

  • Dua Istikhara does not assure that your problem will be solved or that you will receive what you are asking for, but this is a way to show Allah that you are sincerely seeking His help and Allah will definitely show you the right way.
  • Consult those with knowledge such as pious scholars or even close family members who you know want good for you, like your parents.
  • Do not get disappointed and frustrated if you don’t see any results or signs instantly. Allah dislikes that you hasten and rush your dua and seeking His (Allah’s) help. Take your time and ask from the bottom of your heart.
  • Be sincere and continue following these steps for a few days. Scholars mention that continuously reciting this dua with the above steps for 7 days should bring results (Insha Allah).
  • Continue this practice, if u did not get instant results.

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