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Istikhara after Salat

    قَال الإِمَامُ الصَّادِقُ عَليهِ السَّلامْ:

    إِذَا أَرَادَ أَحَدُكُمْ شَيْئاً فَلْيُصَلِّ رَكْعَتَيْنِ ثُمَّ لْيَحْمَدِ اللهَ وَ لْيُثْنِ عَلَيْهِ وَ يُصَلِّي عَلَى النَّبِيِّ وَ أَهْلِ بَيْتتِهِ وَ يَقُولُ: ((أَللهُمَّ إِنْ كَانَ هَذَا الأَمْر خَيْراً لِي فِي دِينِي وَ دُنْيَايَ فَيَسِّرْهُ لِي وَ اقْدِرْهُ وَ إِنْ كَانَ غَيْرَ ذَلِكَ فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنّي.))

Imam al‑Sadiq (as), said: `If any of you wish to do something, (then start off by) praying a two rak`at Salat and praise and extol Allah and send blessings on the Prophet and his family then say:

    أَللهُمَّ إِنْ كَانَ هَذَا الأَمْرُ خَيْراً لِي فِي دِينِي وَ دُنْيَايَ فَيَسِّرْهُ لِي وَ اقْدِرْهُ وَ إِنْ كَانَ غَيْرَ ذَلِكَ فَاصْرِفْهُ عَنّي.

O' Allah if there is good in this action for me in my religion and in my life, then make it easy for me and destine it for me; but if it is other than this, then turn it away from me. " 2

Notes:

2. Man La Yahduru al‑Faqihi, Volume 1, Page 355, Hadith 1554 / Tahdhib al­Ahkam, Volume 3, Page 180 / Wasa'il ash‑Shi'a, Volume 8, Page 66, Hadith 10099

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