Scary dreams after istikhara

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by Maulana Mujahid Hussain


i want to acquire my Istakhara dreams, i and my fiancée both do it from past week for the sake of our marriage.

she first start it for 7 days and for all seven days she got scary nightmares, indeed very scary ones.

she told me you must do it also.

i start it and on the very first day i have the same scary one, i completely shocked what was that.

please guide us are scary dreams from shaytan, what we need to do to come out of these scary dreams so that we could find for what purpose we are doing it.

Also want to inform you my mother once did istakhara for my marriage with the same girl and she find good colours in her istakhara. she also told someone AALIM to do, he replied this is ok you must go for marriage.

please help me in this cause.





I’m not an expert in the field of interpretations of dreams, hence I’m not qualified to answer your question.

However I presented your question to one of my teachers who is an expert and he said the following:

Dreams are not necessarily linked to Istikhara. So if after the Istikhara you still are inclined to marry the sister then the nightmares may be from the shaytaan.

However if you are not inclined to marriage, then it may be an indication of this proposal not being suitable for you.

So it’s important you look at where your heart and head is after the Istikhara,  not the nightmares.

The respected teacher also mentioned asking someone else to do Istikhara  is not recommend, as everything from the person’s personal circumstances to how his mood is  on a particular day may influence the Istikhara.

It’s worth pointing out the prophet (P.B.U.H)  himself, when talking about Istikhara, did not link it to dreams.

Allah Knows best.

Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

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