Making istikhara more than seven times

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Q: How must be istikhara performed? Should the dua be read after two salams? Can the dua be read in my language, I can make mistakes in Arabic and also the text we add about the particular issue in the dua I know only in my language? Is it true that istikhara for one thing can be made up to 7 times or not more than 7 times?



1. Yes

2. Yes

3. It can be made more than seven times.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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