Making istikhara for deciding between jobs

Q: I used to work in the banking industry for 22 years. I left last year to join a travel business and it didn’t work out so I left. I have been offered positions to get back into banking again and yesterday was offered a position to work for a wholesale company which is in clothing. I have made a decision to take the job at the wholesale company and not go back to banking even though the salary if I go back into banking is two times more. Is it necessary to read my istikarah to make a decision between banking and wholesale company?


A: It is not necessary, however it is better for you to make istikhara in order to acquire the barakah of the new job you wish to take up at the wholesale.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)