Misconceptions Of Istikharah

Misconceptions

The biggest delusion attached to Istikharah is that it results in getting solution to uncertainty in one`s dream. Rather, it only serves as easiness of matters for a person either through a Waseela (nearness to God) through prayers, and receiving the ability to accomplish one`s actions in the best way.

Another common misunderstanding regarding Istikharah is that it is solely down to the experts to execute this action successfully. No, that is not true. Every Muslim, who has strong belief in Allah Almighty being the Supreme Helper and Knowing of everything, can ask the Most Beneficent to take its matters in His own hands, as the Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” Indeed, those who disdain My worship will enter Hell [rendered] contemptible. [Quran, 40: 60]

It shows that Allah SWT directs us all to request from Him. So, there is need for asking anyone else to do Istikhara for us.

It is also falsely supposed that one only has to carry out this deed while being in confusion over two choices. No, rather we should take help from Hadith in which Rasulullah (PBUH) has prescribed it while embarking upon something that means it could be any sort of endeavor, and not necessarily has to choose from options.

This supplication is also not limited to only matters like travelling or marriage decisions, but it could be for all kinds of crucial matters concerning one`s life.

In short, Istikharah is a great from supplication, which does not only result in God`s guidance and supervision in the accomplishment of a task, but also purifies one`s heart and soul by bringing it near to the Almighty Lord. May Allah SWT give us will and desire to understand the great significance of this prayer and benefit from it in the most meaningful manner! Aameen!