Asking for what is Best' in the Dua' of the Istikhara
قَالَ ألإِمَامُ الصَّادِقُ عَليهِ السَلامْ:
وَلْتَكُنْ إِسْتخَارَتَكَ فِي عافِيَةٍ فَإِنَّهُ رُبَّمَا خَيرٌ لِلرَّجُلِ فِي قَطْعِ يَدِهِ
وَمَوْتِ وَلِدِه وَذَهّابِ مَالِهِ.
al‑Imam al‑Sadiq (as) said: "... Your seeking the best must be accompanied with requesting (something that is) good, since sometimes it is possible that what is best for a person lies in his hand being cut off, the death of his child, and the loss of his wealth and property. "7
7. Tahdhib al‑Ahkam, Volume 3, Page 181, Hadith 411 / al‑Mahasin, Volume 2, Page 599, Hadith 7 / al‑Kafi, Volume 3, Page 472, Hadith 7 / Wasa'il ash‑Shi'a, Volume 8, Page 65, Hadith 10098
Adapted from: "Istikhara: Seeking the Best from Allah (swt)" by: "Muhammad Baqir Haideri"
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