Is Istikhaara a source of evidence?

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Can Istikhara (whether it results in a dream or anything else such as satisfaction or inclination) be used as evidence in the court of Law against somebody?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The result of an Istikhara is sometimes a dream or an inclination of the heart. A dream or feeling of the heart is not an evidence used and accepted in a court of law.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

AbdulMannan Nizami

Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, IL, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] (والالہام لیس من اسباب المعرفة بصحة الشیئ عند اھل الحق) حتی یرد بہ الاعتراض علی حصر الاسباب فی الثلاثة۔۔۔ ثم الظاھر انہ اراد ان الالہام لیس سببا یحصل بہ العلم لعامة الخلق ویصلح للالزام علی الغیر، والا فلا شک انہ قد یحصل بہ العلم

[شرح العقائد النسفیة، بیان ان الالہام لیس من اسباب العلم، ص٤٨، دار ابن عبد الہادی]

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