Du’a Al-Istikhaara should be said after the Tasleem

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Du’a Al-Istikhaara should be said after the Tasleem▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

Is the Du’a of Istikhaara (seeking Allah’s counsel and guidance in a matter) to be said before, or after the Tasleem?

📝 Answer:

What’s more apparent is that it should be said after the Tasleem, because the prophet ﷺ said:
((ليركع ركعتين ثم ليقل))
‘(if one of you wishes to seek Allah’s counsel) Let him offer two (voluntary) units of prayer, then say…(the du’a of Istikhaara)’

Translated by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba Alawi

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