Tue11212017

Last updateD, d M Y ga

Back You are here: Home Islamic Articles Miscellaneous The method of `Seeking the Best' as practiced by Imam Jafar al‑Sadiq (as)

Miscellaneous

The method of `Seeking the Best' as practiced by Imam Jafar al‑Sadiq (as)

    قَالَ الإِمَامُ الصَّادِقُ عَليهِ السَلامْ:

    تُعَظِّمُ اللهَ وَ تُمَجِّدُهُ وَ تَحْمِدُهُ وَتُصَلِّيَ عَلىَ النَّبِيِّ وَآلِهِ (عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلامُ) ثُمَّ تَقُولُ: ((أَللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْئَلُكَ بِأَنَّكَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ وأَنْتَ عَلاَّمُ الْغُيُوبِ أَسْتَخِيرُ اللهَ بِرَحْمَتِهِ.)) إِنْ كَانَ الأَمْرُ شَدِيداً تَخَافُ فِيهِ قُلْتَهُ مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ وَإِنْ كَانَ غَيْرُ ذَلِكَ فَثَلاَثَ مَرَّاتٍ.

al‑Imam al‑Sadiq (as) said: "There is no servant of Allah 'that honor, glorifies and praises Allah, and sends blessings on the Prophet and his family (as) and says:

    أَللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْئَلُكَ بِأَنَّكَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَأَنْتَ عَلاَّمُ الْغُيُوب أَسْتَخِيرُ اللهَ برَحْمَتِهِ

"O' Allah! Verily I ask you since verily You are the knower of the hidden and the apparent, the Beneficent, the Merciful and You are the knower of all the Unknowns. I seek the best from Allah by His mercy. "

If the matter is something important in which there is some fear or distress, then the above supplication should be read one hundred times and in other than this, it can be read three times. " 5

Notes:

5. Fath al‑Abwab, Page 255 / Bihar al‑Anwar, Volume 91, Page 256

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