Guess work in Istikhara

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Q: My question is regarding Istikhara dua. If I need to take decision so I recite Istikhara and choose my option through paper with yes or no, is it accepted in Islam?


A: This is not istikhaarah, it is guess work.

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


Answered by:

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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