at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

Beneficial Istikhara


Hakeemul Ummat Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (quddus sirruhu) writes,

“(Before starting some new work some people tell to do Istikhara no matter what, but this is not right.) The thing is doing Istikhara (not by everyone, but) by that person is beneficial, who has an empty mind. Otherwise the heart gets attracted by the thoughts running through the head and the person understands that I got to know this through Istikhara. Although in the answer one can see his thoughts alone.” (Ashraf al-‘Ulum 7/435)

[“Awaam ki Ghalat Masa’il”, pg. 57]

Filed under: Zikr & Du'a

One Response

  1. Esha says:

    AssalaikumMuhatarma,
    do you do istekhara for people?

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