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There is no [goods for] trade like good deeds, and no profit like the [divine reward.'

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 69, p. 409, no. 122

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Question : #558 Category: Miscellaneous
Subject: Istikhaara for achieving something
Question: Salaam
Can an Istikhaara be performed in the situation of wanting to acheive something, and doing the Istikhaara to find out whether it is possible to acheive that and whether Allah will grant us that acheivement?
Answer: Salam Alaykum

Istikhara is permissible to be done but before doing the Istikhara there must other things done.

1) Check if the reason of Istikhara has no fiqhi problem. For e.g. you can not do an istikhara for drinking alcohol because alcohol is haram.
2)If there is no fiqhi problem consult with those who have knowledge in the area of your intention. For e.g. if you are doing an istikhara for buying a business then first consult with those who are businessmen about your idea.
3)If consulting does not allow to reach a decision then you may get an istikhara and act upon it.

Istikhara is mainly used to tells us if it is good to act upon our intention or not. It is not used to tell us the future of our intention and so on.

With Prayers

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