Istikhara is a prayer in Islam that is performed when one is seeking guidance from Allah regarding a decision they need to make. Here’s a simple guide to perform Istikhara for someone you love:
- Cleanliness: Make sure to perform ablution (Wudu) and wear clean clothing before performing Istikhara.
- Intent: Have a clear intention in your heart to seek guidance from Allah and make the right decision.
- Recite two Rakats of Salah: Perform two units of the Salah prayer, which is a ritual prayer performed by Muslims.
- Recite the Istikhara Dua: After performing the Salah prayer, recite the Istikhara Dua (supplication), which can be found in various books of Dua or learned from a knowledgeable person.
- Sleep with a pure heart: After reciting the Dua, go to bed with a pure heart, seeking guidance from Allah and having trust in His decision.
- Observe your dreams: Pay attention to your dreams, as it is believed that Allah may provide guidance through them.
- Make a decision: Trust in Allah’s guidance and make a decision based on your intuition and the signs you receive.
It’s important to remember that Istikhara is not a magic solution and should not be relied upon solely. Seek wisdom, gather information, and consult trustworthy individuals before making any decisions.