Monday, December 19, 2011

Mention of Isteqhara in Hadith

Assalam oalaikum,
According to Hazrat Jabir Bin Abdullah Razi Allah Anha, our dear Prophet Mohammad (SAW) used to teach the method of performing an Isteqhara with the same earnestness with which he used to teach the verses from the Holy Quran.
Since an Isteqhara is a way of seeking guidance from Allah therefore Huzur (SAW) has described those people as unfortunate who do not follow this method to obtain guidance from Allah.
Hazrat Saad Bin Waqas Razi Allah had revealed a saying of our Prophet Mohammad (SAW) that “It is the righteousness of people to perform Isteqhara and their misfortune if they do not do so. Moreover, those people are fortunate who follow the guidance they get from Allah through an Isteqhara and the ones who disobey Allah’s guidance are considered to be unfortunate.
It has been mentioned in a Hadith that Prophet Mohammad (SAW) has said that the person who performs Isteqhara will never be unsuccessful. Moreover, such a righteous person may never have to repent about any of his actions.
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Amel Soname
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what does an istikhara mean ?

Assalam oalaikum,
Isteqahara is a way of seeking guidance from Allah. Sometimes we come at crossroads in life when we have more than one option before us but no idea about which path would suit us the best. It is at such times that we turn towards Allah so that he may show us the right way.
A person performing an Isteqhara makes a humble request to Allah to tell him if what he intends to do would be beneficial for him in the larger picture or not. Then the person obediently follows the way that he is shown by Allah.
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Amel Soname
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The importance of Isteqhara

Assalam oalaikum,
Isteqhara is of great significance in our Islamic society. There are a lot of our muslim brethren who know about this method of requesting for guidance from Allah. On the other hand there are some who are totally oblivious of such a useful and righteous method.
The one who performs Isteqhara protects himself from adversity. This is mainly because the person is seeking for guidance from our creator, Allah, who is all-knowing. Therefore, such a person can never go wrong. We all know that a single wrong decision that we take hurriedly or by giving in to some temptation is enough to make our future bleak. The one who does an Isteqhara turns to help from Allah, who as we know has more love for us than 70 mothers put together.
Hence, Isteqhara is a way of staying on the safe side.
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Amel Soname
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The time for doing an Isteqhara

Assalam oalaikum,
Unlike amals there is no specific time for doing an Isteqhara. They can be done at any time that suits us. Some people have a misconception that Isteqhara should be done only at night or after Isha namaz. However, this is not the case. They can be done at any time. The only condition for doing an Isteqhara is that it should be done with full concentration so that we can get the instructions or guidance from Allah successfully.
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Amel Soname
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Getting guidance through an Isteqhara in one’s dreams

Assalam oalaikum,
In some cases the people who do an Isteqhara get the instructions in their dreams. It is a common perception amongst muslims that the guidance we get after doing an Isteqhara is only through dreams. However, there are many people who hardly dream. As a matter of fact, some people see and remember their dreams. Such people may get a clear reply in their dreams. However, there are others who tend to forget what they dream of or do not dream at all. There is no need for the latter group to panic because if they keep repeating the Isteqhara then within 11 days, they will get the reply, Inshallah.
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Amel Soname
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Sunnat method of doing an Isteqhara

Assalam oalaikum,
There is a simple way of doing Isteqhara in the Sunnat way. 2 rakat namaz nafil should be offered at a time which is proper for doing so, i.e. it is not the time of zawaal etc. The niyat should be that “Allah, I am facing so and so dilemma, so please show me the right way that would be better for me in the larger picture”.
When the namaz is complete then one should read the following prayer that Huzur (SAW) has taught us.



At bedtime face the Ka’aba and go to sleep without letting unnecessary thoughts enter into your mind. Inshallah, you will be enlightened about whatever you wish to know.
Analyzing the results:
If the decision that you want to be assessed is the right one for you then you may see something green or white in your dream. Or else you may have a constant feeling that what you are planning to do is right for you.
If your plan is not beneficial for you in the long run then you may see something red or black in your dream or else have a gut feeling that your plan will not work out.

If there is no such negative or positive sign in your dream then the right way is to repeat the Isteqhara till 7 times so that one can get the clues.
Keep Me In Your Prayers
Amel Soname
Amel_soname@yahoo.com

istikhara for identifying the sorcerer in one’s dream

for identifying the sorcerer in one’s dream
Assalam oalaikum,
Sometimes people are traumatized repeatedly through black magic spells cast on them by sorcerers or magicians. Such people may become curious about the identity of the magician. The Isteqhara done by Dua-e- Noor comes to the rescue of such people. The identity of the magician can be seen in one’s dream by doing a simple Isteqhara.
Method: Before going to sleep at night the victim should sit in his/her bed and read Dua-e-Noor 9 times with any Durud Shareef 11 times before and after Dua-e-Noor. After this a prayer should be made to Allah that “Please show me clearly the face of the person who is casting magic spells on me or who is hiring others to do so, in order to harm me”. The person should go to sleep after this with his or her thoughts focusing on this issue, i.e. the identity of the magician.
Inshallah, within 3 days the victim will be enlightened. If there is no success within 3 days then this Isteqhara should be continued till a period of 11 days.
Note: This Isteqhara should be done in a separate room and in a state of solitude for quick results.


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Amel Soname
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performing Isteqhara for marriage

Assalam oalikum,
Marriage is an important issue in our life. Hence, whenever a girl/boy decides to tie the knot with someone or if they get a marriage proposal, so an Isteqhara should be performed. Getting married to someone is a crucial decision in one’s life that can change our whole lives in a positive or a negative way, Therefore, taking this colossal step without seeking guidance from Allah would not be apt. There is a simple way of performing this Isteqhara.
Method:
This Isteqhara can be performed either by the girl or the boy or by the girl’s or boy’s mother.
The person performing the Isteqhara should sleep in a separate room at night where there is no disturbance.
The bed on which the person will be sleeping should be clean.
Perform wazuu.
Then read Durud Shareef (any one) 11 times, 33 times Surah Falaq and lastly 11 times Durud Shareef again.
In case of a girl, she should pray to Allah that “I have got a proposal from so and so (mention the boy’s and his mother’s name). Please let me know clearly in my dreams if this proposal would be suitable for me or not”.
In case of a boy a similar pray should be made to Allah that, “Please show me clearly in my dreams that the proposal that I have got from so and so (mention the girl and her mother’s name) would be apt for me or not.
After this one should go to sleep.

One may get an answer within a period of 3 days, Inshallah. If there is no sign in the dream within this period then this Isteqhara should be continued till 11 days.
Keep Me In Your Prayers
Amel Soname
Amel_soname@yahoo.com