Reciting istikhaarah dua after salaah and before going to bed

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Q: I made istikhara (2 prayers after ishaa and dua) but I got no response. I made it many times before but got no response.

My question is, can I make istikhara dua before I go to sleep? Can I pray 2 rakats istikhara after ishaa and then make the istikhara dua just before I go to sleep? 


A: Yes, you may recite the dua after salaah as well as before retiring to bed.

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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