Whenever a person has to make any important decision, no matter big or small, or have to chose between two or more things they should look for Allah’s direction and wisdom. Allah swt alone comprehend what is best for us, as Allah says in the Holy Quran: “And it is very possible that you dislike something whereas it is good for you; and (similarly) it is very possible that you like something whereas it is bad for you”.
Today Istikhara has become as equally difficult as making a judgment. A person should not hesitate to perform Istikhara before making any decision in one’s lives, big or small; in fact make this a habit to execute Istikhara Prayer before making any decision. Salatul Istikhara Dua in Arabic mentioned in the Hadith is narrated below.