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Istikhara الاستخارة is a way to ask Allah for Guidance

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Confused over whether result of my istikhara is positive or negative

I have been interested in a girl I met in my university. I wanted to ask for her hand in marriage but she told me she was already engaged to someone from her family (although she was interested in me ...
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What is the correct way of doing istikharah

What is the correct way of doing istikharah? I have found a lot of different methods online but not sure which one is authenticated.
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Does istikharah work if you just read it without doing salah?

Does istikharah still work if someone reads the istikharah without doing salah? For example, if someone is sitting on their office desk or if they are reading it before bed. Or does istikharah only ...
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Isthikarah questions

Assalaamualaikum, I wanted some advice on isthikarah for marriage for myself. If the womans isthikarah is a positive feeling but the man had a dream which was negative and in the dream the woman was ...
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Can we do Istikhara twice for something?

Based on my researches, in the Urf (custom or tradition of the society), Istikhara often/always is done once for everything. Some days ago, a friend of mine did a Istikhara for doing something (to ...
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Step 1. Istikharah. Step 2. “Will you marry me?” Step 3. “No.” Is this how it's meant to work?

After my first attempt at istikharah, I feel like it perhaps didn't go how it's meant to. Basically, this is what happened: I tried to perform istikharah (but I did it quite clumsily). I asked a ...
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Is it acceptable to perform istakhara in English? If so, how?

I am not good at learning and speaking Arabic and few matters has arisen in life, where I need guidance from Allah. Is it possible to do istakhara in English or just listen to the dua for istakhara? ...
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After istikhara dua, if something happens to make my goals easier, is it a positive sign?

I hope to gain some insight into istikhara signs after dua. I made an istikhara last night on something this morning something happened to make my goals for the thing I prayed iatikhara for easier. ...
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Marriage is delayed due to family situation but I want to do it earlier. How?

Assalamu Alaikum, I am a 26 year old guy. I was engaged with a girl by our parents last year. I am still waiting for my marriage date but our situation is as described below. I am working abroad ...
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Istikihara result - negative

So, I have met a woman who is a Muslim revert for the last 6 years Alhamdulillah. She is learning a lot. We have met a couple of times (in public, she has no wali as they passed away a long time ago) ...
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What if istikhara for marriage is positive for one partner and negative for the other?

Salaam Everyone. My brother's prospective wife has done istikhara and it came out positive. Does my brother have to do the same and what if it comes out negative? Can they still marry each other ...
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Can do istikhara for marrying (or not marrying) a girl from a particular country?

I'm a 28yr old Sunni man. I am wondering if I can do istikhara for marrying (or not marrying) a girl from a particular country.
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Istikhara &marriage

I prayed istikhara for marriage. Whether i should accept a marriage proposal or wait for someone who i have in mind, attracted to and really like (i don't speak and I'm not in contact with this person)...
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My istakhara prayer for marriage has left me feeling uncertain; is this just nerves?

I have preformed istakhara several times for my marriage and I get this feeling that it might not work out and I might get a divorce. My mom says that I am just scared and nervous about leaving my ...
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Can Istikhara be performed after a decision has already been made?

I am engaged but I am not sure if I want to get married to him. I heard that Istikhara cannot be preformed after a decision had been made: Is this true? Or can I still perform it and get guidance in ...
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Question about Istikhara?

One of my friend wants to do Istikhara for marriage. But I know that he is not doing good deeds. All the time I mean all the year he talks to non-mehram friends even still he have a non-mehram friends ...
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What does Istikhara really tell?

I am currently dealing with several issues and I have always had faith in Allah that He will choose the best option for me. But, I wanted to learn about Istikhara. What does Istikhara really tell? ...
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If Istikhara is used for marriage purposes, what would be the outcome of the result?

If one prays istikhara (استخاره) to determine if a partner is suitable for marriage, how would one determine whether the outcome is positive or negative?
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How to interprete a marriage a Non-muslim prayer Salaat Al-Istikhara?

I am a Mexican Christian woman in love with a Kuwaiti Muslim man 10 years younger, both of us living in the US. Many things are against us but we love each other, so we are very confused. We dated ...
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Is istakhara done by sister valid? What should I do in the text described

I know a man who I loved. I know this is considered wrong in Islam. But, he wanted to marry me. Of course, things were all good. His family was OK with it and then his sister did istakhara for our ...