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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

Notes:

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"