Dua e Istikhara, English and Urdu Translation

Dua e Istikhara is a type of prayer before doing the Istikhara. There are different methods to do Istikhara, like Prayer, Dua, and Istikhara through Quran and Tasbih. The importance of Istikhara Dua is primary for all types of Istikhara. Dua for Istikhara is accessible to every Muslim if he knows Arabic or the Quran.

What is Dua e Istikhara?

Dua e Istikhara is a prayer to Allah for seeking blessing and goodness. The primary objective of Istikhara is to find the help of Allah for making a decision. We pray to Allah, ask for excellence through his knowledge and power, and guide us on what is best and suitable.

We pray to Allah and ask for goodness through his knowledge and power. It is admiration that we need more wisdom to solve the mysteries of Life, and we need the help of Allah in every step of Life. Here I am going to write some short examples of Dua e Istikhara.

I Translation

According to the Sunnah, the best method of Dua e Istikhara is to pray the two Rakat of Nafals. You can pray these Nafals any time of the day and night (not during Makruh time). After offering the Nafals, pray the Masnoon Due e Istikhara, which the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has advised for us. Here is the English translation of Istikhara Dua with the original Arabic context.

Dua e Istikhara Urdu Information

Dua e istikhara in Arabic

اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ أَسْتَخِیْرُکَ بِعِلْمِکَ ، وَ أَسْتَقْدِرُکَ بِقُدْرَتِکَ، وَ أَسْأَلُکَ مِنْ فَضْلِکَ الْعَظِیْمِ ، فَاِنَّکَ تَقْدِرُ وَ لاَ أَقْدِرُ، وَ تَعْلَمُ وَلاَ أَعْلَمُ ، وَ أَنْتَ عَلاَّمُ الْغُیُوْبِ ․اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنْ کُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ ہٰذَا الْأَمْرَ خَیْرٌ لِّیْ فِیْ دِیْنِیْ وَ مَعَاشِیْ وَ عَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِیْ وَ عَاجِلِہ وَ اٰجِلِہ ، فَاقْدِرْہُ لِیْ ، وَ یَسِّرْہُ لِیْ ، ثُمَّ بَارِکْ لِیْ فِیْہِ ․وَ اِنْ کُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ ھٰذَا الْأَمْرَ شَرٌ لِّیْ فِیْ دِیْنِیْ وَمَعَاشِیْ وَ عَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِیْ وَ عَاجِلِہ وَ اٰجِلِہ ، فَاصْرِفْہُ عَنِّیْ وَاصْرِفْنِیْ عَنْہُ ، وَاقْدِرْ لِیَ الْخَیْرَ حَیْثُ کَانَ ثُمَّ اَرْضِنِیْ بِہ․

Dua e istikhara in Arabic
Masnoon Due e Istikhara in Arabic. Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said.

Due e Istikhara with English Translation: 

O Allah, I request you for goodness by your knowledge and power. I ask for your strength for blessing. You know the unseen. O Allah, I don’t know a thing, but you know very well whether the matter is good or bad for me. O Allah, I have nothing, but you have power, and you know better than this matter is proper and not for me, my religion, and my living hood. If it is better, then make it easy and destiny for me. If it is not suitable for me, keep me away and give me a better option.

Due e istikhara with English translation
Due e istikhara with English translation

Istikhara ki Dua Translation in Urdu

استخارہ کی دعا کا اردو ترجمہ 

اے میرے اللہ، بغیر کسی شک کے (جو کام میں کرنے جارہا ہوں ) میں تیرے علم کے ذریعے سے خیر چاہتا ہوں اور تجھ سے (التجا کرتا ہوں) کہ اپنی قدرت کے ذریعے سے مجھے قدرت عطا فرما۔ میں تجھ سے تیرا عظمت والا فضل مانگتا ہوں ۔ اس میں کوئی شک نہیں (اے میرے اللہ تو ہر چیز پر ) قادر ہے اور میں قدرت نہیں رکھتا۔ (اے میرے خدا) تو سب جانتا ہے جبکہ میں کچھ بھی نہیں جانتا۔ اے میرے خدا اگر تو سمجھتا ہے کہ (جس کام کے لیے میں استخارہ کر رہا ہوں) میرے لیے ، میرے دین اور میری بہترین زندگی کے لیے اچھا ہے تو اسے میرے لیے میرا مقدر بنا دے۔ اور اس کو میرے لیے آسانی والا بنا دے اور میرے لیے یہ باعث برکت بنا دے۔ اگر تو سمجھتا ہے کہ یہ کام میرے لیے ٹھیک نہیں ہے تو مجھے اس سے پھیر دے اور مجھے اس سے راضی کر دے۔

Dua for Istikhara

The practice of Dua for Istikhara involves helping people who are making decisions. There are several schools of Islamic astrology, but Istikhara is a common practice among all sects. Dua for Istikhara consists of asking Allah to guide and help us in our decision-making.

Istikhara Dua is an Arabic word that means consultation. It’s an act of humility to ask someone to consult Allah before making a decision. When used correctly, it’s a tool that can help you avoid making mistakes and reach the correct path to success.

 Short Dua of istikhara

The detailed Dua e Istikhara is described in detail earlier. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also tells the short dua of Istikhara. When praying the Dua of Istikhara, recite any dua mentioned below. If you cannot pray in Arabic, you can do it in Urdu or your language. Here you can find a detailed explanation of Dua e Qunoot with English and Urdu translations.

1۔ اَللّٰھُمَّ خِرْ لِیْ وَاخْتَرْ لِیْ․ (کنز العمال)

Allah! Show me the right path and choose the best for me.

2۔اَللّٰھُمَّ اھْدِنِیْ وَسَدِّدْنِیْ․(صحیح مسلم)

O Allah, please guide me rightly and keep me on the straight path.

3۔اَللّٰہُمَ اَلْھِمْنِیْ رُشْدِیْ۔ (ترمذی)

O Allah, indicate the best option and right path to my heart.

Istikhara dua for marriage

According to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Istikhara dua for marriage is the best way to ask Allah for goodness in your relationship with your spouse. Deciding to marry is the most sensible decision in Life. Sometimes we need to know if the person we are going to marry is right for us. In this case, Istikhara is the best marriage solution. We can seek guidance from Allah in this regard.

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رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا

O our Lord! Grant us mercy from You and make it easy for us in our work


Dua e Istikhara pdf

We are uploading the Due e Istikhara in PDF format for our visitors. You can download it on your mobile or laptop and use it. Due e Istikharain PDF version has Arabic, English, and Urdu versions. Here is a link below for downloading the PDF file. 

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is Arabic necessary for dua e Istikhara?

NO! it is not necessary to know Arabic for Dua e Istikhara; you can recite it in your language.

Is it necessary to learn the Dua of Istikhara?

Please learn and remember the Dua of Istikhara. It could help you anywhere, and you can do Istikharayourself.

What happens if you read Istikhara dua daily?

We usually do the Istikharain for those matters where we need clarification and help to know the solution. 

What is the importance of dua e Istikhara?

The most important Dua of Istikharais, According to Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 21, Number 263: Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah.

What are the signs of Istikharafor marriage?

There are no specific signs of Istikhara for marriage. After doing Istikhara, you will feel some suggestions and feel satisfied.

What is the meaning of Istikhara ki Dua?

Dua e Istikhara means recite a prayer to God before doing the Istikhara.

How to hire any scholar for Istikhara?

You can hire a scholar for Online Istikhara.

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