Can another person make Istikhaarah for me?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. I am making Nikah soon Inshallah. Can I request someone else to make Istikharah for me?

A. Ideally, Istikhaarah should be done by a person striving to make the best decisions themselves. However, it is permissible for a person to request another person to make Istikhaarah on their behalf.

If a person requests another person to make Istikhaarah on their behalf, they should be people that one trusts and they should know the person and the considerations related to a person’s circumstances.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.