Matters of the Heart
How To Do Istikharah?

The word istikharah is derived from the word 'khayr' (خير) which means goodness. The addition of alif, sin and ta’ changes its meaning. Istikhar (استخار) means asking for a choice. This is stated by Imam Ibn al-Mundhir in Lisan al-Arab. Salat al-Istikharah prayer is a Sunnah which the Prophet ﷺ prescribed for anyone who wants to do an action but is hesitant about it. It is a form of submission and a plea in the Court of the King of Kings for guidance. It is a practical demonstration that one has no power and no strength of one’s own.

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"Anyone who has a brain should nourish his intellect just as he nourishes his stomach and there is no better way to nourish the mind than reading a book and benefiting from it. Read whatever you can get your hands on, even if it's a cookbook."

Sheikh Sa'eed al-Kamali حفظه الله

A student of knowledge can forget anything, but should never forget sending salutations upon the Prophet ﷺ whenever and wherever his name is read or mentioned.

Sheikh Ibrahim Nuhu حفظه الله
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