In the istikharah du’a, is it ‘Faqdirhu li’ [with a kasrah on the dal] or is it ‘Faqdurhu li’ [with a dammah on the dal]?
Both ways are correct.
Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah) quotes Abul Hasan Al Qabisi (rahimahullah) who says: “The people of our area read it with a kasrah on the dal and people of the East read with a dammah.
(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6382)
Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) states, ‘With a dammah on the dal [faqdurhu] and also a kasrah [faqdirhu].
(Mirqatul Mafatih, Hadith: 1323)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar