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The method of `Seeking the Best' as done by the Prophet of Allah (s)

    عَنِ النَّبِي صَلَّى اللهُ عَلهِ وَ الِهِ:

    يَا أَنَس! إِذَا هَمَمْتَ بِأَمْرٍ فَاسْتَخِرْ ربَّكَ فِيهِ سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ ذُمَّ انْظُرْ إلَىَ أَمْرِ الَّذِي يَسْبِقُ إِلَىَ قَلْبِكَ فَإِنَّ الْخَيْرَةَ فِيهِ يَعْنِي إفْعَلْ ذَالِكَ.

The Prophet of Islam said, "O' Anas! Any time you want to perform an act (then before you do it), ask Allah for the best seven times and then see what answer (either to perform it or not to perform that task) comes into your heart. That which is the best for you will be the response, meaning, whatever is in your heart should be acted upon." 8

Allah is the changer of hearts and desires, and He has the power to guide His servants and remove all doubts and indecision from their hearts.

Notes:

8. Bihar al‑Anwar, Volume 91, Page 265, Hadith 19 46

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