Q: When reading salaatul istikhara, can one ask if a certain thing will be a success if done? Is it a valid question to ask?
A: Istikhaarah is not done for these types of reasons. These types of matters should be referred to some righteous experienced aalim.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)