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Is it okay to make istikhara for more than one thing at the same time ?

Question:

Is it okay to make istikhara for more than one thing at the same time, e.g. when one is reading the dua of istikhara they have two things in mind? Answer: ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣﻤﻦ اﻟﺮﺣﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

According to the apparent meaning of the Hadith wherein the dua of istikhara is mentioned, the correct method of performing istikhara is to do it for one thing at a time. Whoever reads this dua, they say: “...O Allah! If You know that this amr (matter) is good for me…” and “...if You know that this amr (matter) is evil for me…” (Bukhari: Hadith 1166) The word amr is singular in the Arabic language, not dual nor plural. Therefore, when doing istikhara, do it for one matter at a time.

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Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham

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