Islamic marriage advice and family advice

Salat-al-Istikhara in Urdu

Salat-al-Istikhara is the special prayer that we do in Islam to ask Allah to guide us to the best course of action in any matter. There are many misconceptions about the Istikhara prayer, so we have provided many Istikhara resources on this website and will continue adding to them Insha'Allah. Please browse the front page menus to see some of the other postings on Istikhara.

For those of you who speak and read Urdu, here is the Istikhara duaa in Urdu, and the English meaning below that.

Istikhara Prayer in Urdu

Salat al-Istikhara in Urdu

Salat al-Istikhara in Urdu

Salat-al-Istikhara meaning in English:

"O Allaah, I seek Your counsel by Your knowledge and by Your power I seek strength and I ask You from Your immense favour, for verily You are able while I am not and verily You know while I do not and You are the Knower of the unseen. O Allaah, if You know this affair - and here he mentions his need - to be good for me in relation to my religion, my life, and end, then decree and facilitate it for me, and bless me with it, and if You know this affair to be ill for me towards my religion, my life, and end, then remove it from me and remove me from it, and decree for me what is good wherever it be and make me satisfied with such."

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  1. No reply by isthikhaara web site

    • please tell me about my life patnar?

      • Aslam-0-alikum shumaila .
        Ager ap k naseeb ma shadi hay to ap ko fikar karny ki zururat nai...ap Allah se dua karti rhay..Jab Allah na caha to ap ki shadi ho jy ge Inshallah..Pershan hony ki zururat nai....

        Translated by IslamicAnswers Editor as:

        If marriage is in your destiny, you have no need to worry. Continue making dua to Allah. When Allah wants you to marry, it will happen inshaAllah. Theres no need to worry.

      • Salam, I like a girl very much, she was into me also at that time, her family don’t want to marry her outside the family, now she is engaged in her own family, she told me if her family is happy she is happy, my point is asking her from Allah in my marriage, is it jaheez ( legal ) in Islam point of view, to ask for someone who is already engaged not married,
        May Allah bless all

        • Brother Saad, you can make dua for this matter and it's no problem. However I suggest that you forget about her and move on. Not only is her family against you, but the girl herself is not committed to you. Find someone better.

          If you need further advice please register and submit your question as a separate post.


  2. My family is facing many financial problems as my father is not doing any job from past 5 years. Please suggest me

    • when enter home do 3 work
      1. salam to people in home
      2. say durood sharif
      3. surah ikhlas

      after few days you will look many changed in your life

  3. Assalamwalekum,

    , I abdul sazid from india . iam 27yrs old i lost my job five months back from past five months iam searching jobs but iam unable to get a new job Iam daily praying the god thajud namaz rojas everything iam doing everything to get the mercy of allah .iam having sabr only .Few marriage proposals came and got rejected due to my self unemployee. I got a offer to go for study in newzeland. Its purely for study and after work in newzeland. iam unable to take a decision wheater to go for newzealand or searching job . please help me out in this .

    My mother name is : Rahamatunnisa begum .

    Zazak Allah,


    • sazid good luck to try for newzeland if u get good knwoledge u will get atometicly good job u know days compitions among the students thats y u r faceing problems first try o get good knowledge than try for job "MAY ALLAH HELP YOURSELF"

    • 313 times read Ayat-e-Karima
      لَّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

    • Aoa. I got engaged in my relatives. I want to know whether I will married to that person or not. And will I be able to live happily with him??


    • Fajar ki sunnat aur faarz ke beech mein aayatul kursi aur soore fateha parh kar dua karen InshaAllah documents dastyaab hojayen ge yeh amal (ghayab ko hazir ) karne ke liye hai

      • Salaam aleykum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuhu, brother is there any kind of hadith where our beloved prophet muhammed saws did read surah al fatiha and ayat ulkursy between sunnah and fard prayer for fajr prayer. Do not say anything without sure knowledge brothers and sisters, give us a hadith from bukhari or muslim. This is serious!!!

    • inshallah my pray with you

    • Meri Allah Pak say dua hai Allah app ko naik olad ata Farmaye. Ameen.

  5. askm, main 28yr ki hoon, 2saal pahele mera enggagment mere MAMU ki ladke se hua tha, per ab totgaya hai, Ladke ka naam (amjad baig) hai, sub ne kaha ke shadi ke baad dono khush nahi rahe sakte, Maulvi se pochha tha, ounoh ne hum dono ki shadi se mana kardiya, per mujhe buhath dili taklif ho rahi hai, main ouneh buhath chahati hoon.ab main kya karo aap plz istekhara kare aur bataye,


    • shameem, please check some of the links on Istikhara at the top of our website, and read the articles to learn how to do Istikhara properly. Istikhara has nothing to do with names or birth dates.

      Wael Editor

      • hey wael let me know r u pakistani?/

        • Wael - Chief Editor, is an Egyptian-American living in Fresno, California. He is the founder of several Islamic websites, including and, and also of various technology and travel websites. He is a writer and poet at heart, and has been a web developer since 1997. He is divorced with one lovely young daughter named Salma. Wael practices and teaches martial arts (somewhat obsessively), and loves Islamic books, science fiction novels, and vanilla fudge ice cream. Wael is an advocate for human rights and against torture and blogs about these issues at He is also a volunteer with the MyDeen Muslim youth organization in Fresno.

  6. if a married man (christian) converts into muslim, is it necessary his wife and children should do the same.?
    or if they live as their same christian religion while the man follows islam?

    (Email address deleted by editor)

    • Ismail,

      Please read the information provided on this website about istikhara. We are not a business who do istikharas for people, nor is this the Islamic way. You and the girl in question are the ones who want to marry, so you should both do Istikhara yourselves. At the same time, please be wary that Rasul(sws) said 'nikah without wali is invalid, invalid, invalid'. If you have any fear of Allah, you will refrain from encouraging any girl to marry you against her parents wishes.

      If you have any further questions, please log in and submit your question as a separate post.

      May Allah guide us all, aameen!

      SisterZ Editor


        • Ismail bhai apko khud istikhara karna chahiyay. Agar Allah swt ki marzi hai tou aapki Anum se shaadi zaroor hogi insh'Allah. Lekin agar istikhara sahi nahi aata tou aapko bhi Allah swt ki marzi maanni chayay and just move on. Har cheez me koi behtari hoti hai mere bhai.

          Aap Isha ki namaz ke baad (after witr's) aik aur 2 rakat ki namaz parhain aur dua mein istikhara ki dua parhain aur Allah swt se guidance maangain ke agar Anum aapke liyay sahi hai ke nahi. Oske parents ki marzi ke bagair please shaadi na kerna.

          Ps. Why ask other people to do an istikhara for you when you have the ability and the opportunity to getting direct guidance from Allah swt? Hope everything works out well for You, Anum and both of your families insh'Allah.

  8. mera naam kashif ha
    (Remainder of question deleted by Editor)

    • Kashif, Asalaamualaykum,

      You asked about Isikhara dua, read the information provided here about Istikhara. If after reading our links on Istikhara, you have further queries about it, please log in and submit your question as a separate post.

      SisterZ Editor


  10. mera masala ya ha k main jo karobar sooro karta ho noksan ho ta ha payse bhi zaya ho tay ha our kam bi nahi ho ta main ab apny kazan k saat kam kar raha ho bohot mhnat karta ho magar nafa nahi ho ta mera naam kashif ha mere ami ka naam nasren ha mere shadi ko 7 saal ho gay ha magar ham miya biwi main bhi larai jagra rahta ha palz istghara kar k bata day k kiya masala ha our is ka hal kiya ha shokariya

  11. AoA please sone one guide me
    men 1 kaam krna chahta hon but 4 saal se nhi ho rha kaam yeh k men apne aap men changing lana chahta hon kia istikhara krne se pta chal skta he k kia wja he k mera kaam ruka hoa he kia wo mere lie behter hoga ya nhi please someone Help me !!!!!!

    • I cannot understand your comment, but presumably you are asking about the proper way of doing Istikhara, or about interpreting the "results" of Istikhara. Please read the articles we have posted about Istikhara to get the proper understanding.

      Wael Editor

  12. sallam . brother , i like to ask u one question if u can

    meri ek dost he wo ik larkay se pyar kerti he aur us larkay se shadi kerna chahti per us ki shadi kahin aur ho rehi mujh ko ye pata kerna hei k BOY name .. BiLAL , nd Girl name SANYA kya in ki shaadi ho sakti hei ?

    • Brother, Walaykumsalaam,

      Please use the wisdom that Allah(swt) has bestowed on us all and read the information provided here about Istikhara. Your question is literally like this: 'Jack and Jill are in love, can they get married?' Come on Brother, please - for the love of all thats good(!) - 'READ'.

      If after reading the information we have provided on our website about Istikhara you still need further help, please log in and write your question as a separate post.

      Thank you

      SisterZ Editor

  13. assslm o alikum i completed my now i m confused what i do doing a job or study or both.or in study mba is better for me or acma plz help........................i m waiting for ur reply

    • Faizan, please log in and write your question as a separate post. When you do so, please give us some background information and more details about the advantages of one choice over the other, so we have some basis to advise you.

      Wael Editor

  14. mera rishta *** nam k larke k sath huwa h os ki ami ka nam *** h kia ye rishta sai h hm ko kr lena chaye

    • Readers/Writers,

      If you all took a few minutes to actually read our articles here on istikhara, you would find the answers to your queries.

      Istikhara is not a machine in which you insert your names and hey presto, you get an answer. And neither is this website here to conduct istikharas on anyone's behalf. Please read the information provided in the links above to learn what istikhara is about.

      If you have any further questions, log in and submit them as a separate post.

      SisterZ Editor

      • Salam Aleykum, there would not be so much problems in a married life if both wife and husband start to tacke care of their responsibiltys rather than wishing and dreaming how the wife or husband should be

        • Hmm, I agree. If each spouse gave deep care and attention to their 'duties' rather than their 'rights', both would be happier! Wise words old' man.


          • Asalam'u aleykum, I did read that you were open for advice, its not related to the topic directly, but the way brothers and sisters are asking regarding Istikhara.

            Sorry for my poor english. please do correct me in the light of Quran and Authentich Hadith if i make any mistake regarding deen of Allah swt and his prophet Saws.

            For people from Pakistan who realy are away from Quran and Sunnah, I humbly advice you to listen to Sheik Tauseef Ur-Rehman in youtube, his lectures are mostly in urdu, so it will InshaALLAH BENEFIT them a lot of his lectures if they are searching for knowledge.

            you can also look at his homepage:

            Stay away from bidah:

            The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Every innovation is misguidance and going astray" Reported by Abu Daawood (no. 4607), at-Tirmidhee (no. 2676) and it is saheeh. Ibn Hajr authenticated it Takhreej Ahaadeeth Ibn ul-Haajib (1/137).

            And he (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) also said: "… and every innovation is misguidance and all misguidance is in the Hellfire." Reported by an-Nasaa'ee (1/224) from Jaabir bin Abdullaah and it is saheeh as declared by Shaikh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah in Majmoo' ul-Fataawaa (3/58).

            “Iblees (Satan) loves Bid’ah (innovation) more than debauchery and disobedience because the harm of Bid’ah is in the essence of the religion.”
            Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

  15. mery abu cars ki sale purchase ka kam krty hain 3month pele aik car le the wo sale nai hui or us ko kisi or car se exchange kya or wo car abi tk sale nai hui or koi kam sahi nai ho raha

    ap ye bta dain ke ye gari kb sale ho ge or sale na hony ki waga kya hi ?

    plz plz

    • Brother,

      What your father should do for his business to prosper is seek some business advice regarding 'car sales'. He should also do dua to Allah(swt) to help his business prosper and also at the same time learn how to do istikhara properly. Please ask your father to read the links we have provided here on Istikhara in Urdu, and it would be good if you also read them.

      SisterZ Editor

    • Ibn 'Umar (A.S.) narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said:

      "The keys of the Ghayb (Unseen) are five and no one but Allah the Almighty knows them: No human soul knows what it will earn tomorrow; No one knows by how much the wombs fall short (of their time) but Allah; No one know when it will rain but Allah; No human soul knows in what land it will die; No one knows when the Hour will be but Allah."

      As you can see, one of the things mentioned that no one knows except Allah, is what a man will earn tomorrow. In other words, how much money he will make, what he will buy or sell, etc.

      Anyone who claims to be able to tell you the future in such matters is a fraud and a taghoot.

      Wael Editor

  16. get the book "The Road to Success" by Faiez H. Seyal or it urdu translation "shahrah e Kamyabi". it gives the best guidelines for career selection in the light of islamic teachings

  17. salam mera naam nazi hai m from dubai actually i wana ask kya syed kisi or cast mein nahi kr skty i mean in alvi cast jo hazrat ali se aati hai coz syed saying we dnt marry anyother cast accept....

    (Remainder of question deleted by editor. Please log in and submit your question as a separate post - in English)

  18. mai apni sister ka marrige ke liye istkhara nikalwana chahti hoo. meri sister ka name sheeba hai aur jo ladka humne unke liye dekha hai unka naam nadeem hai kya is rishtey me allah ki traf se kher hai???

    • Shazia,

      Istikhara should be done by the people concerned, not strangers. Please read the information on Istikhara at the top of this page.

      SisterZ Editor

  19. asal main istakhara ha kya.

  20. bhai ki shaadi nai hori wajah kia hy ab bol sakte kia

  21. Mera sawal hai k mjhe koi psnd hai per (Question deleted by Editor)

    • Qaswa,

      Please log in and submit your question as a seperate post in 'English'.

      SisterZ Editor

  22. Can you please tell me to which caste sayed alvi belongs to?
    Its really important please reply

  23. Salam aleykum, how to perform Istihkhara, You may find it in a booklet called: Fortress of Muslim, with proof from hadith on how to perform it.

    • Ma istkhra krwana chte ho jis sy ma shadi krna chate ho vo mry haq my bhatr a ya nh.....mre us sy shadi o b pay ge jxt apna time waste kr rhe ho

  24. mera masla ye hai k gis company man kam karta hon wahan par kuch log mujhay passand nahi karte or manfi propagande karte hain .jab k man honesty or panch waqat ka namaz ki pabandi kerta hoon or kisi ko bhi tang nahi karta. sawal ye hai k ab mazid nokeri jari rahkho ya koi dosri talash karoo.

    • Zeeshan,

      Please log in and submit your question as a separate post. If you can do so in English, please do so. Thank you.

      SisterZ Editor

  25. Meri family bahot strick hai job krna allowed nhi hai aur mera sab se bada shauk job karna hai aur meri shadi kisse hogi jise main chahu usse ya jisse meri family chahe usse??????

    • Please log in and submit your question as a separate post. Please try to write in English and add more detail as well.

      SisterZ Editor

  26. Asalam o Alaikum,
    Mera masla rishta ka confirm krawna hai istekhre se k ye rishta mere liy sahi hai k nahi, shahida maa ka naam Kulsom, Larke ka name Abdul Qavi Maa ka naam Zohra

    • Shahida,

      Please read the articles on Istikhara. We do not perform Istikharas for people, you need to do it yourself.

      SisterZ Editor

  27. Can i know the when will be my marriege and who is the person in my choise or my family choise...????

  28. How to perform istekhara....

  29. mera naam zareina hai or mujhay ye pata kerwana hai k meri bachio ka rishta nahi aaraha hai or ye batain k koi bandesh to nahi hai or plz ye batain k apno mein hoga yaa geroon mein

    • zareina,

      Please read the articles about istikhara. Istikhara is not a way of determining the future. No-one but Allah knows when your children will get married, or if they will marry in the family or outside. You are a Muslim, so please learn about your religion; it is basic Islamic knowledge to know that Allah alone knows the future. If you have any questions that we can help you with, please log in and submit them as a separate post in English. Thank you.

      SisterZ Editor

      • AsalamuAleykum WrWb.

        Sister May Allah swt grant you ease, ilm, good healt, comfort, and the best in this dunya and in the hereafter for you and your family, and grant you JannathALfirdows without any Hisab. Amin

        AND always Hold on to Rope of Allah swt(Quran) and Sunnah.

        Please make dua for me to..

        Ang By the Way Good new Hijri Year:)

  30. Salaam,
    When doing the Istakhaara duaa, can a person rise from the prayer mat or must we remain sat down? I ask because I cannot memorize the prayer and would read it from my computer.

    • You cannot interrupt the salat to go to the computer. If you cannot memorize the dua, then write it on a small piece of paper and read it from there. But you should try hard to memorize it. I'm sure you can if you work on it bit by bit.

      Wael Editor

  31. agar istakhara krne k bad hamen khuwab mein koi nishandahi nazar na aye to is ka kya matlab ho skta ha plzzzzzzzzzzz tell me some one i m 2 worried plz plz plz plz ...............

  32. mjhe ek masla pochna hai k mjhe ek larka pasand hai or mein us se shaadi krna chahti hoon to ye allah se maloom krna hai k wo mere naseeb mein hai k ni to istakhara krna theek rhega plz answer me fast!!!

    • Iqra, yes you should do Istikhaarah. Check the links at the top of the page about Istikhaarah.

      Muhammad Waseem Editor

    • SalamuAleykum Sister.

      By doing Istikhara, Allah swt will either sort things out for you if them are good for you, your deen in this dunya and akhira otherwise he Allah swt will make it difficult to approach what you desire(if that is the case then you should not approach it).

      Istikharah (seeking Allah’s Counsel)

      Jabir bin Abdullah (RA) said: The Prophet (SAW) used to teach us to seek Allah's Counsel in all matters, as he used to teach us a Surah from the Qur'an. He would say: When anyone of you has an important matter to decide, let him pray two Rak'ahs other than the obligatory prayer, and then say:

      "اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَخِيرُكَ بِعِلْمَكَ، 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- عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ- فَاقْدُرْهُ لِي وَيَسِّرْهُ لِي ثُمَّ بَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ، وَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ هَذَا الْأَمْرَ شَرٌّ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي- عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ- فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنِّي وَاصْرِفْنِي عَنْهُ وَاقْدُرْ لِيَ الْخَيْرَ حَيْثُ كَانَ ثُمَّ أَرْضِنِي بِهِ".

      74. Allaahumma 'innee 'astakheeruka bi'ilmika, wa 'astaqdiruka biqudratika, wa 'as'aluka min fadhtikal-'Adheemi, fa'innaka taqdiru wa laa 'aqdiru, wa ta'lamu, wa laa 'a'lamu, wa 'Anta 'Allaamul-Ghuyoobi, Allaahumma 'in kunta ta'lamu 'anna haathal-'amra-[then mention the thing to be decided] Khayrun lee fee deenee wa ma'aashee wa 'aaqibati 'amree - [or say] 'Aajilihi wa 'aajilihi - Faqdurhu lee wa yassirhu lee thumma baarik lee feehi, wa 'in kunta ta'lamu 'anna haathal-'amra sharrun lee fee deenee wa ma'aashee wa 'aaqibati 'amree - [or say] 'Aajilihi wa 'aajilihi - Fasrifhu 'annee wasrifnee 'anhu waqdur liyal-khayra haythu kaana thumma 'ardhinee bihi.

      O Allah, I seek the counsel of Your Knowledge, and I seek the help of Your Omnipotence, and I beseech You for Your Magnificent Grace. Surely, You are Capable and I am not. You know and I know not, and You are the Knower of the unseen. O Allah, if You know that this matter [then mention the thing to be decided] is good for me in my religion and in my life and for my welfare in the life to come, - [or say: in this life and the afterlife] - then ordain it for me and make it easy for me, then bless me in it. And if You know that this matter is bad for me in my religion and in my life and for my welfare in the life to come, - [or say: in this life and the afterlife] - then distance it from me, and distance me from it, and ordain for me what is good wherever it may be, and help me to be content with it.

      Whoever seeks the counsel of the Creator will not regret it and whoever seeks the advice of the believers will feel confident about his decisions . Allah said in the Qur'an :

      "And consult them in the affair. Then when you have taken a decision , put your trust in Allah."

      Reference: Al-Bukhari 7/162. and Aal-'Imran 3:159.

  33. sorry to read the ignorant comments by us the so called muslims, here... well istekhara dua is one of fave and its meaning holds the all, my question is i use to read dis dua alot, almost every namaz (its habitual now) and sometimes without 2 nafal namaz, is this right thing?? as i personally like the comprehensive meaning of dis dua

  34. salam salam sir mein jis larkay ko pasand karti hon wo mujh se 5 saal chota hai us ka naam faraz hai uski mother ka naam farzana hai,pehlay larkay nay khd han ki phr ab wo pechay hut raha hay ya nahi?pata nai ghar ana chordiya hai call msg ka jawab nahi dyta pehlay bht ata tha plz mujhay istikhara kar k batain k hum dono hamaray liye theek hain?koi dua wazifa batadain k meri family or uski family maan jaiy or wo khud mujh se serious mohbat kary or jald shadi karay mein bht pareshan hon aap ko bht duain donge.plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  35. Walaykumsalaam Sister,

    You must do istikhara yourself as the decision and situation is yours. Do you research, if you are satisfied with what you find, consult with your family and do istikhara.

    SisterZ Editor

  36. OMG...... Dudes m totally astonished after reading the sort of comments above.... Should we call our self Muslims? We are tooooo much far from our religious teachings.... I am worried to know about the thinking of people about Istakhara.... It's not a fortune telling machine for God's sake.... Grow up yar :-/

  37. asalamualaikoum

    i'm already engaged and i'm about to marry .i have performed istikharah and i'm confused .i have found myself in darkness in a room trying to switch on my mobile in order to have lightness and then i saw lightness coming from another room during my dream

    what it means out .?? please help me out....

  38. Assalam-o-Alaikum

    mere sary ghr walon per bohat sakhti i hoi ha mere walid or walda bohat bimar rehty han walid sahb ne bimar hony ki waja se kaam nhi kar sakty mera koi bhai nhi ha main akela hon or mujhe kahin b job nhi milti agr milti ha to mujhe paisy nhi milty is waja se hum bohat pereshan han plzzz istikhara kar k btaye k kya waja ha agr kisi ne koi jadu wagaira kia ha to os ka kat btaye or kis ne kia ha plzzz yeh b btaye ga.
    Mera Pura Naam Khuram Waseem or Walda Ka Naam ********

    • Wa Alaikum as Salam,

      Brother, the purpose of Istikhaarah is not to find out what is wrong or if anyone has performed magic as some misguided individuals propogate in the subcontinent. Istikhaarah is a prayer performed to seek Allah's Guidance and His Help in making a decision.

      And this prayer can not be performed by anyone. It has to be performed by one who is taking the decision.

      Your case does not require Istikhaarah per se. It requires patience, trust in Allah and belief in the Qadr. The rizq you have to get, you will get it even if you run from it. The One Who provided you when you were in your mother's womb can provide you what you have to be provided when the time for it comes.

      Instead of corrupting your Aqeedah by accumulating such misguided beliefs and practices, I advise you to learn the Tawheed, Aqeedah of the Aimmah among Salaf as Saliheen and increase your knowledge and your Imaan with that.

      Abu Abdul Bari Editor

  39. Salaam
    Someone stole my 500 dirhams well i want to know who can it be someone said me to do istikhara it will help so please help..

    • Humaira, Istikhara will not tell you who stole your money. Salat-al-Istikhara is used when you are trying to decide between different courses of action. It is a prayer asking Allah to guide you to the best decision.

      Wael Editor

  40. kya fajir ki namaz kai baad Istikhara kya jasakta hai??

  41. to istikhaara
    Dear sir

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  42. Asalam 0 Alikum, mene do teen bar kisi cheez ke lea istekhara kea ha aur hamesha pehle din he khwb aya he mje baki din kuch nazar nahi aya kuch samjh nahi aya khawab me lakin din me wahi baat rahi he ke sab aese hoga sab theek hoga jese me chahti hu, to iska kia matlab ha???

    • Assalaamualaikam

      I apologise if I have misunderstood, as my Urdu could be considered poor at best. If I have understood you correctly, I would suggest that you read the information provided on this website in order to increase your understanding of istikhara. When we pray istikhara, we are asking Allah to guide us to the path that is best for us, and trusting in His will; this guidance doesn't need to come as a dream or an omen.

      If you require advice regarding your situation, please log in and submit your post (ideally in English, as posts are published in English), and it can be answered in turn, inshaAllah.

      Midnightmoon editor

  43. Assalam u alaikum janab ji ,
    Mujhe istekhara karwana hai ,
    K mai malegaon may ghar loo ya pachora may sirf zameen loo mere husband pachora may zameen lena chahte hai or may malegaon meherbani kar k istekhare kar k bata e kiya kare .

    • Assalaamualaikam

      As the most commonly used language on this site is English, if you need advice specific to your situation it might be best to submit your question as a new post, in English, so it can be published and answered in turn, inshaAllah.

      If you require information about istikhara, please read the resources already provided on this website. Please note that istikhara should be done by the person who is asking for advice, and isn't based on name interpretation or numerology.

      Midnightmoon editor


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  45. salam...

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  46. salam..
    my son name is salman he is 27 years old .. ! we are searching his proposal but not getting satisfaction from anywhere ..actually we are in searching of a proposal which should be based on our choice or on our wish.. so for this i want to get proposal of my son from his mother's niece ! the girl which we wish for , name as nimra her mother name is zarina ! i must want to get proposal from their side.. so plz tell wazifa through that they bring proposal by their own ..
    plzz plzz do rply me soon as possible

    • meesha, just make dua' to Allah in your own words. Ask Allah to bring your son a good, kind, righteous wife who will be a blessing for him in the dunya and aakhirah.

      Wael Editor

  47. Salam
    Maray betay ki ...

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  48. Hi
    My son's second marriage has taken place an year ago. I just want to know if this marriage will work out and both of them live together this time. Is this girl good enough for her.

    • Hi
      My son's second marriage has happened again. I just wanted to. Know I'f this will work out and he ll b happy with this girl. Please let me know. Thanks.

    • Assalaamualaikam

      We cannot tell you the answer to this - only Allah knows what will be in the future. Some people may claim to be able to tell you through practices such as looking at people's names, but these are shirk practices, which have no place in Islam, and which won't help you anyway.

      If you wish your son to have a happy marriage, pray that Allah guides them to what is best for them, and try to form a positive relationship with his wife - instead of asking if she is good enough for him, get to know her as a person in her own right, and help her feel part of your family.

      Midnightmoon editor

  49. Assalam o alaikum

  50. plz mjy istikhara...

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  51. salam

    • toseef, if you need advice then please register and submit your question as a separate post - and write it in English, please.

      Wael Editor

  52. Bismillaihir Rahmanir Rahim,
    Assalamo Alaikum Dear Brother,

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    • Dear Brother, Assalamo Alaikum,

      My question is since last five years I am waiting to bring my family in Saudi Arabia, as I being serving in company last 14 years, and my company has sectioned also for that, but what is the exactly problem only allah knows.

      Me and my family often praying saltul hazat and ask Allah s.w.t., please, guide accordingly to fulfill my zayat hazat and dua for me, i will be most thankful for your kind support and advise a wise and good way to ask allah s,w,t.


      Mohammed Sadiq

  53. I want to know whether I should divorce my wife or not. At present she has left me.

    • Iqbal, please register and submit your question as a separate post (and give us more details), and we will answer you in turn, Insha'Allah.

      Wael Editor

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  55. Salam m.istakhara karwana chahti hn apne shadi k liye k m jisse like krti hn isse meri shadi ho gi in
    Infuture q k larke k parents nai maan rhy tw plzzzz reply me

  56. Mujhai b apni shadi ka istakara kr wana hai..plz help me
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  57. assalam o alaikum wa rehmat ullahi wa bara katouh

  58. Salam mere shadi ko 2 sal hogae hain bt i have nt baby n dr n mjhe bola h k mere baby nahe hosakte n my wife was perfect plz istigkhara nkal den

  59. Very Good plz keep it up 😉

  60. Masha Allah nice information but hanfi hazrat sote kiyoun he is ka consept mujhay samjh nahi aya zahir hai agar aap ne dewar par bhi koi chipkali dekhte hue to us dar ki waja se raat mein khwab main chipkali agai to agle ki zindagi to barbad ho jay gi... hanfi hazrat is post ko zaour parhen post karne wale ko Allah jazaikher ata farmay... Ameen

  61. I am sundus abbasi want to know that my father is late and my brother is serious in my studies and i am also trying to do my best in my studies will i be successfull in my aim??? Will i be selected in any medical university?? Please reply?? Thank you..

    • sundus, only Allah knows the future. Istikhara is a prayer for guidance from Allah, not fortune-telling. Do your best in your sutudies and make dua' to Allah to help you.

      Wael Editor

  62. Saalam ..i am anita 4rm khi mera sawal ye he ke mein jis kam mein be intrest leti hun ya use karna chahti hun wo kaaam mera hote hote reh jata he her bar aisa hua he sath aakhir q????mein bht pareshan rehti hun ke jis kam mein be intrest dhow krti hun wo kam nhn hota our mere rishte mein be bht bandish he kia waja he aisi kesimolvi se poocha ke mera rishta apnoon mein hoga ya geeron mein to unhoonne kaha ke apnoon mein kia yeh such he plzzxxxx mujhe jawb den our sab se bari bt ke meri khuashish he ke mein urdu speaking family mein shadi krunn plz mujhe bataeen ke meri shadi apne khandaan mein he ya kaheen orr plz meri paredhani ko haal karne ka tareeqa bateien thankyuhh

    • Any "molvi" that tells you who you will marry is not someone that you should trust because no one knows the future.

      I suggest you stop worrying about who you will marry exactly. Simply follow the Islamic way of marriage with your parent's involvement.

      If you experience failure in things you try, we all do, don't give up. Pray to Allah swt, make lots of Du'a, do your best. These are things that are in your control.

      In future, you should write in English otherwise most people will ignore your post--not to mention that this site is in English.

  63. Salam, i am sundus abbasi i got your answer and trying to do well again wanna ask something i like someone by heart and make him my lifepatner but he might be not interested in me than what should i do can't forget him tell me what should i do which is right for me thank you..:)

  64. Salam....plz ao mere sawalon ka jawb den mein pareshan hon.thankx

  65. Please give me reply 4 my questions............................

    • Salaams,

      I am not showing any submissions under your user name or email. Please log in and submit a question in English, and it will be posted in turn in shaa Allah.

      -Amy Editor

  66. Kindly reply as i asked please give response its me sundus

  67. Sallaaaam
    I have to ask that there are too much problems and eveen so many heardlea in my life i want to be a cs eng will i be? I have given 3 times test in uni but couldnt select now i will give in decmbr will i be succesfull in my mission and another thing i am so bound whatever i want to do i cant means whatever means all the right works but cant happen why.? Why there are too much heardle in my destiny and yo whom iloves also he also left me i am so much unhappy in my lifr and another thing that my parents want that i should be committed with someone so where i will be commited and when? And with whon means who he will ? Rom where the proposal come from strangers or from the knowns famuly belonging to us.. I can say easilyy that i am unhappy in my life please do istakhara of mine and give me reply i amm seriously waiting and want to know satisfied answer from u as well as i should be relax.... Please kindly dont ignore my post and reply me as sooon as possible ... Please for Gof sake....:(

    • Salaams,

      We do not make istikhara for anyone. Besides, istikhara is not to reveal your future or explain why certain things may have happened to you. Istikhara is a means to seek guidance while making a choice between two or more options.

      I suggest you don't make what happens in this life a source of your happiness. Many things happen in life. We all experience gains and losses, pain and joy. That's not the focus. If you stay focused on preparing yourself for the hereafter, all the things that happen in this life that seem like setbacks will seem insignificant. And maybe you'll even be grateful for the trials, as they are a means to jannah.

      -Amy Editor

      • Thanks for the reply but despite of this please praaay fot me that i should get succeed and i want to make happpy to my parentsss i want to improve and want to prove myself ... Thanks for your response.

  68. Salam
    i want to asj that i love someone he belongs to urdu family but he is not sincere wd me i am so serious about him and want to do marry with him? Query is that is in my destiny? Or nottt and another thng i was commiteed with my cousin to whom i unlike but i did engagment in the force of mt parents but i was not at aal agree so i did end of that now what will happen once i asked frm a lady she she is a scholar she said me that i will marry in our relatives truly? Where i ill be marrying? And here iz another proposal in which i am agree but the scholar said that he is not in uwr destiny? Trullllyyy where i am agree no my parents are not please do istakhara of mine and reply me..... I am alsooo so much in tense.. Thanks...

  69. Assalam walekum bhai. ..pla ek ladka hai jo mujhse shadi karna chahta hai...but mai uske bare me kuch nh janti hu.....agar koi tarika ho jisse mainye jaan saku ki wo banda mere liye sahi hai....mai istekhara karna chahti hu plz mujhe guide karen...

  70. salam

  71. Assalam o alaikum

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  72. Assalam alaikum many istkara...

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  73. ...

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  74. asalamwalekum

  75. plz can u tell me i have lost my money and i know someone have stolen but how can i get back

  76. Kya istakhara dupher mein hoskta h???
    Aur agr duphr mein kya jae tu kya oske koi importance h??

  77. mashaAllah

  78. Agar dupher mein istakhara kya jae tu kya oske value h...matlb dupher k khawab koi tabeer k hisab s sae h

  79. Sorry i dont belive on this (Istekhara) its just your luck whether it supports you or not

    • MSKD, you did not mention whether you are Muslim. If you are not, then of course you would not believe in the idea of receiving guidance and help from Allah. If you are Muslim, then most likely you are misunderstanding the purpose and concept of Istikhara.

      Wael Editor

  80. M afzal from sahiwal
    It is good

  81. Aslma.u.alikum hmary kam main rqawaty aa rhi kfi din sy nuksan ho raha hi plz koi hall bt

  82. Hi ireally need an advice.

  83. My husband has misplaced/lost his permanent residents card what should I recite to help us recall where we must have forgot it or maybe help us find it ?

  84. Subhanallha !!!!Allah apne rasool ki ummath par Kitne meharbaan hain !!!!!mashaallha
    Mai apne t alakh shuda husband se phir Nikha karna chathi ho!!!pls dua karo

  85. mera yeh question ha k agr ek he bar mein khuwaab mein raang nazar ajai koi bhi to phr se br br istikhara krna chahiye ya nhi confirm krne k liye?

  86. assalam o alikum sir...

  87. Aslam o alikum ,
    Bro I need help , I have problem with me after offering my isthara prayer,i did twice but couldn't sleep after that, i kept on awakening again n again. plz if u have any guidance in this regard do let me know any tasbeeh r recitation should I perform to have sound sleep after the prayer. Jazakallah

  88. Salam...

  89. Aslam o alikum
    my two elder sister`s age are 30 and 34 .both of them not marrying yet.both are well educated.
    we all family members says five times prayers.and recite quran.we belongs to a noble and gentl family .all family members well educated .
    please help and all of you pray my sister`s wedding.

    • walekumasalaam read surah baqra daily 1time for 100 days in sha allah ur sister wil be getting married...Its happen with my sister that why i m saying.

  90. istikhare me agar dusre din kuch nazar ajae to chor dia jae ya continue rakha jae?

  91. Asalam-o-alikum, brother I wanted to know kay shadi kay liya istikharay main agar kch nazar na aye to Kia matlab hota hai.please reply.

  92. Plz sir Mra istahkra kr dy many Kai br Kia H shyd ma thek NI krti is lia jawb NI milta plz ap kr do

    Ma jn ko psand krti hu wo krty h mgr unk Mamo h wo is rishta sa happy ni h or larky ki ami Bhai ki Sid h k jsa bhi boly agr mn jay to ma b man jao gi ... Many boht br istahkra Kia h pr muj sa sai NI hota plzzzz ap bta do kr k or koi dua b bta do k Mamo. Man jay . Larky ka nm fawad Ali inki ami ka abida or Mra Rabia noreen or ami ka fazeelat bi bi h plzzzzz umeed sa msg kr ri hu ans zaror dy

  93. Mohammad Bilal, Islamically your question is nonsense, as Istikhara has nothing to do with birthdates or names. Please read our articles about Istikhara to understand this prayer properly.

    Wael Editor

  94. Ager istakhara main koi jawab ya kuch nazar na aye os ka mtlb kia hay

  95. I do Istahar and in dream i have seen green white black ferozi and maroon color...Kindly suugest me the appropriate result as i am confused what to do?

  96. i saw blood red colour in istekhara please let me know that colour is good sign or wrong sign.

    • Farhana, istikhara is not based on dreams or colors in dreams. That is a misconception. Please read our articles about Istikhara to learn more. The links are at the top of the page.

      Wael Editor

  97. "jo shakhs mashwara karta hai kabhi sharminda nahi hota aur jo istikhara karta hai woh kabhi nakam nahi hota"
    Is hadith ka reference kya hai?

  98. Please tell me about this girl Caroline. I keep dreaming about her and she is my friend in real life. Should i try bringing her to Islam? I don't wanna lose her

  99. A-O-A,

    sir ap bta skty hen istkhara k arkan kia hen,,, misal k sath plzzz

  100. Masha allah Allah Jazay Khyr Dy Thanks For Sharing with us

    • I want to marry someone . He also wants to marry me . But both families are not agreed . I also did istikhara but i did not find it good. Now i am confused . I don't want to marry someone else . What should i do?

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