Prayer for making a decision


How do you pray when you ask God for the right decision (Istikharah)?


Ishaq Ibn Ammar reported that he spoke to Imam As-Sadiq (a.): “It may be that i want something about which i have a divided opinion on.One of them orders me to do it and the other forbids me to do it.” He said: “If you are like this, pray two bowings (Rak’ah) and ask God a hundred and one time for a decision. See for which of them you have the most certainty, and act upon it, for the right choice, God willing, is in it, and your request for decision shall be for a good condition, for sometimes the good for a person lies in severing his hand, or the death of his child, or the disappearance of his fortune.” [Wasa’il-ush-Shi’ah of Al-Amili, Vol. 8 page 65 Hadith 6]

ูˆุนู† ุนู„ูŠ ุจู† ู…ุญู…ุฏุŒ ุนู† ุณู‡ู„ ุจู† ุฒูŠุงุฏุŒ ุนู† ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุจู† ุนูŠุณู‰ุŒ ุนู† ุนู…ุฑูˆ ุจู† ุฅุจุฑุงู‡ูŠู…ุŒ ุนู† ุฎู„ู ุจู† ุญู…ุงุฏุŒ ุนู† ุฅุณุญุงู‚ ุจู† ุนู…ุงุฑุŒ ุนู† ุฃุจูŠ ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ุงู„ุณู„ุงู…ุŒ ู‚ุงู„: ู‚ู„ุช ู„ู‡: ุฑุจู…ุง ุฃุฑุฏุช ุงู„ุงู…ุฑ ูŠูุฑู‚ ู…ู†ูŠ ูุฑูŠู‚ุงู†: ุฃุญุฏู‡ู…ุง ูŠุฃู…ุฑู†ูŠุŒ ูˆุงู„ุงุฎุฑ ูŠู†ู‡ุงู†ูŠุŸ ู‚ุงู„: ูู‚ุงู„ ุฅุฐุง ูƒู†ุช ูƒุฐู„ูƒ ูุตู„ ุฑูƒุนุชูŠู† ูˆุงุณุชุฎุฑ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ู…ุงุฆุฉ ู…ุฑุฉ ูˆู…ุฑุฉุŒ ุซู… ุงู†ุธุฑ ุฃุฌุฒู… ุงู„ุงู…ุฑูŠู† ู„ูƒ ูุงูุนู„ู‡ ูุงู† ุงู„ุฎูŠุฑุฉ ููŠู‡ ุฅู† ุดุงุก ุงู„ู„ู‡ุŒ ูˆู„ุชูƒู† ุงุณุชุฎุงุฑุชูƒ ููŠ ุนุงููŠุฉ ูุฅู†ู‡ ุฑุจู…ุง ุฎูŠุฑ ู„ู„ุฑุฌู„ ููŠ ู‚ุทุน ูŠุฏู‡ ูˆู…ูˆุช ูˆู„ุฏู‡ ูˆุฐู‡ุงุจ ู…ุงู„ู‡

Murazim reported that Imam As-Sadiq (a.) said: “If any of you want something, let him pray two Rak’ah. Then he should express the praise of God and His glory and send blessings (Salawat) for the Prophet and the people of his house and say: “God, if this thing is good for me because of my faith and this world, then make it easier for me and decide it and if it is not, then keep me away from it.” i asked him: “What should i read for the two bowings (Rak’ah)?” He said: “Read in it,according to which your mind stood,and when your mind stood after it, then read in it: “Say: He is God, the only one.”(112:1) As well as: “Say: O you unbelievers!” (109:1) Whereat “He is God, one and only.” (112:1) Equals one third of the Qur’an.” [Wasa’il-ush-Shi’ah of Al-Amili, vol. 8 page 65 – 66 Hadith 7]

ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุจู† ุนู„ูŠ ุจู† ุงู„ุญุณูŠู† ุจุงุณู†ุงุฏู‡ ุนู† ู…ุฑุงุฒู… ู‚ุงู„: ู‚ุงู„ ู„ูŠ ุฃุจูˆ ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ุงู„ุณู„ุงู…: ุฅุฐุง ุฃุฑุงุฏ ุฃุญุฏูƒู… ุดูŠุฆุง ูู„ูŠุตู„ ุฑูƒุนุชูŠู† ุซู… ู„ูŠุญู…ุฏ ุงู„ู„ู‡ุŒ ูˆู„ูŠุซู† ุนู„ูŠู‡ุŒ ูˆูŠุตู„ูŠ ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ู†ุจูŠ ุฃู‡ู„ ุจูŠุชู‡ ูˆูŠู‚ูˆู„: ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ุฅู† ูƒุงู† ู‡ุฐุง ุงู„ุงู…ุฑย ุฎูŠุฑุง ู„ูŠ ููŠ ุฏูŠู†ูŠ ูˆุฏู†ูŠุงุฆูŠ ููŠุณุฑู‡ ู„ูŠ ูˆุฃู‚ุฏุฑู‡ ูˆุฅู† ูƒุงู† ุบูŠุฑ ุฐู„ูƒ ูุงุตุฑูู‡ ุนู†ูŠุŒ ู‚ุงู„ ู…ุฑุงุฒู…: ูุณุฃู„ุชู‡ ุฃูŠ ุดุฆ ุฃู‚ุฑุฃ ููŠู‡ู…ุงุŸ ูู‚ุงู„: ุงู‚ุฑุฃ ููŠู‡ู…ุง ู…ุง ุดุฆุชุŒ ูˆุฅู† ุดุฆุช ูุงู‚ุฑุฃ ููŠู‡ู…ุง ุจโ€ู‚ู„ ู‡ูˆ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃุญุฏ ูˆู‚ู„ ูŠุง ุฃูŠู‡ุง ุงู„ูƒุงูุฑูˆู† ูˆู‚ู„ ู‡ูˆ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุฃุญุฏ ุชุนุฏู„ ุซู„ุซ ุงู„ู‚ุฑุขู†

ย Ibn Muskan reported that Ibn Abi Ya’fur said: “I heard Abu Abdillah As-Sadiq (a.) by the request for a decision expressing the power of God and His exaltation and His praise and giving blessings (Salawat) to the Prophet. Then he said: “God, I request You, for You are the Knower of the Hidden and of the testimony, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, You are the Knower of the Hidden. I request a decision from God through His mercy.” When the matter is complicated and you feel fear in it, say it a hundred times and when it is not so, say it three times.” [Wasa’il-ush-Shi’ah of Al-Amili, vol. 8 page 68 Hadith 13]

ูˆุจุงุณู†ุงุฏู‡ ุนู† ุงู„ุดูŠุฎ ุงู„ุทูˆุณูŠ ุจุงุณู†ุงุฏู‡ ุนู† ุงู„ุญุณู† ุจู† ู…ุญุจูˆุจุŒ ุนู† ุฃุจูŠ ุฃูŠูˆุจุŒ ุนู† ุงุจู† ู…ุณูƒุงู†ุŒ ุนู† ุงุจู† ุฃุจูŠ ูŠุนููˆุฑ ู‚ุงู„: ุณู…ุนุช ุฃุจุง ุนุจุฏ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ุงู„ุณู„ุงู… ูŠู‚ูˆู„ ููŠ ุงู„ุงุณุชุฎุงุฑุฉ ุชุนุธู… ุงู„ู„ู‡ ูˆุชู…ุฌุฏู‡ ูˆุชุญู…ุฏู‡ ูˆุชุตู„ูŠ ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ู†ุจูŠ ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุขู„ู‡ุŒ ุซู… ุชู‚ูˆู„: ุงู„ู„ู‡ู… ุฅู†ูŠ ุฃุณุฃู„ูƒ ุจุฃู†ูƒ ุนุงู„ู… ุงู„ุบูŠุจ ูˆุงู„ุดู‡ุงุฏุฉุŒ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ู† ุงู„ุฑุญูŠู…ุŒ ูˆุฃู†ุช ุนุงู„ู… ู„ู„ุบูŠูˆุจ ุฃุณุชุฎูŠุฑ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุจุฑุญู…ุชู‡ุŒ ุซู… ู‚ุงู„: ุฅู† ูƒุงู† ุงู„ุงู…ุฑ ุดุฏูŠุฏุง ุชุฎุงู ููŠู‡ ู‚ู„ุช ู…ุงุฆุฉ ู…ุฑุฉุŒ ูˆุฅู† ูƒุงู† ุบูŠุฑ ุฐู„ูƒ ู‚ู„ุชู‡ ุซู„ุงุซ ู…ุฑุงุช

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