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Istakhara for treatment.

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As salaamu alaikum dear brother..

I want to know if i can make sallat istekhara for the treatment og my illness...

I have an illness, the doctors have giev me all kinde og medicins, wiche is given to the other sick people who are suffering of the same illness.But it realy dont help me...the doctors are so confused about what to do with my illness, wiche is going on the wrong way instead of the right way. Now i am offered a new treatment, wiche is new and the doctors told me that i am the first person her in the country who would be treathede with this treatment..i am very confused and want to know if i can make sallat istekhara for this kind of sake...


I dont know if this treament will help me or not...i am going to be healthy or not..or is that a good idea to say yes to this treathment..can i make istekhara or not...

please answer me as soon as possible..

jazakallahu wa salaam...


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Istakhara for treatment

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Your Question: can i make istekhara or not...

Respected sister in Islam, not only ‘can’ you perform the prayer and supplication of ‘istakhara’ in your given condition, it would be highly desirable that you do perform the Sunnah of ‘Istakhara’ and seek guidance from your Lord…..


Hadrat Jabir (r.a.) reports that ‘the Prophet (saws) would teach us al-Istikharah for all of our affairs as he would teach us a Surah of the Qu'ran. He (saws) said 'if one of you is deliberating over an act, he should pray two rak'ahs and recite the supplication of Istakhara.’’

Related by Al-Bukhari.


Saad ibn Waqas (r.a.) reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Istikharah (seeking guidance from Allah) is one of the distinct favors (of Allah) upon man, and a good fortune for the son of Adam is to be pleased with the Judgment of Allah. And a misfortune of the son of Adam is his failure to make istikharah, and a misfortune for the son of Adam is his displeasure with the Judgment of Allah."


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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