Dua For Istikhara - Seeking Guidance

Posted on Oct. 20, 2019

Dua For Istikhara - Seeking Guidance

Pronunciation: Allahumma in-neee as-ta-khi-ruka bi’ilmik, Wa as-taq-diruka bi-qudratik, Wa as’aluka min fad-likal-‘azeem. Fa-in-naka taq-diru Wa-laaa aq-dir, Wa ta’-la-mu wa-laaa a’lam, Wa anta ‘al-la-mul-ghu-yub. Allahumma in kun-ta ta’-la-mu an-na ha-zal-am-ra* khaiy-rul-li fi-di-ni wa ma’a-shi wa’-a-qi-bati amri, Faq-dur-hu li wa yas-sir-hu li thum-ma ba-rik li fih, wa in kun-ta ta’-la-mu an-na hazal-am-ra* shar-rul-li fi-di-ni wa ma’a-shi wa’-aqi-bati amri, fas-rif-hu an-ni was-rif-ni an-hu waq-dur li-yal-khaiy-ra haiy-thu ka-na Thum-ma ar-di-ni bih.

Meaning: O Allah, I seek Your guidance [in making a choice] by virtue of Your knowledge, and I seek ability by virtue of Your power, and I ask You of Your great bounty. You have power, I have none. And You know, I know not. You are the Knower of hidden things. O Allah, if in Your knowledge, this matter (then it should be mentioned by name) is good for me both in this world and in the Hereafter (or: in my religion, my livelihood and my affairs), then ordain it for me, make it easy for me, and bless it for me. And if in Your knowledge it is bad for me and for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs (or: for me both in this world and the next), then turn me away from it, [and turn it away from me], and ordain for me the good wherever it may be and make me pleased with it.

Reference: Bukhari No# 1162, 6382, 7390; Abu Dawud No# 1538; At-Tirmidhi No# 480; An-Nasa'i No# 3253; Ibn Majah No# 1383