Fatwa ID: 03148
Answered by: Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza
I prayed salah ul istekhara twice for an issue. After that, I did not feel a proper answer but circumstances were giving some signals but I was not sure.
Someone told me to pray salah ul istekhara for straight 7 days. I prayed today and I feel quite satisfied but not 100% sure. Should I repeat more?
In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind
Istikhara is more like a form of dua. The main thing is to fully identify if the matter you seek answers for is permissible or not. If it is forbidden or obligatory, there is no Istikhara to do. If the choice is between some obligatory and recommended, then you should do what is obligatory without istikhara. If the matter is between two permissible things then you must consider the impact on your fardh and mandoub actions. Often people ignore the many aspects of what they need to do before asking Allah (SWT) to help us decide. Considering the above is done, there is no limit to how much Istikhara, but rather one can do too much or too little of istikhara due to leaving the more important aspects around the matter.
Only Allah knows best
Answered By Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza
Check and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham