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Ruin and Destruction

    قَالَ الإمَامُ عَلِيُّ عَليهِ السلامْ:

    إِسْتَخِرْ وَ لاَ تَتَخَيَّرْ فَكَمْ مَنْ تَخَيَّرَ أمْراً كَانَ هَلاَكُهُ فِيهِ.

al‑Imam 'Ali (‘as), said: "Seek the best from Allah and do not decide on your own (when you intend to do anything). How many people have decided on their own in performing a task and their destruction was in that. "2

The meaning of the above Hadith and Ahadith number 8 and 10 do not mean that before one weighs the pros and cons, uses his own intelligence and consults with others, he should immediately open the Qur'an or take hold of his Tasbih beads and seek what is good for himself and let his future be decided by one of these methods. One who acts in this way has definitely not understood the true meaning of the Istikhara.

Rather, these ahadith ‑ in addition to providing us with valuable supplications, also help us to establish a spiritual link between us and our Creator.

Notes:

2. Ghurur al‑Hikm, Saying 2346

Adapted from: "Istikhara: Seeking the Best from Allah (swt)" by: "Muhammad Baqir Haideri"