- Published on Friday, 01 November 2013 00:15
- Written by Muhammad Baqir Haideri
قَالَ الإِمَامُ الصَّادِقُ عَليهِ السلامْ:
مَنْ دَخَلَ فِي أَمْرٍ بِغَيْرِ اسْتِخَارَةٍ ثُمَّ ابْتَلىَ لَم يُؤْجَرْ
al‑Imam al‑Sadiq 'said: "Whosoever enters into an action without asking Allah for what is the best and then falls into a difficulty will not receive the reward (as one who had gone thru trials and tribulations).”3
There are some people who without the least amount of contemplation, investigation and seeking advice from others, resort to "the well‑known types of Istikhara" to decide everything in their lives.
Before they proceed to do anything, without thought and getting recommendations from others, they seek help and resort to the Qur'an or the Tasbih beads to help them decide the path to choose.
It must be pointed out that this view about the Istikhara is completely wrong and is diametrically opposed to the clear verses of the Qur'an and the ahadith which clearly mention the need for one to use his own Godgiven intellect and thinking before proceeding to perform any action.
These kind of people who consider the value of thought and seeking advice from others to be something baseless are actually suffering from a lack of intelligence and in most instances in their daily lives, will be bound to blunder.
3. al‑Mahasin, Volume 2, Page 432, Hadith 2498 / Bihar al‑Anwar Volume 91, Page 223, Hadith 2
Adapted from: "Istikhara: Seeking the Best from Allah (swt)" by: "Muhammad Baqir Haideri"