Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would teach the Sahabah how to perform istikharah


Can you please help with a Hadith that says Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would teach the Sahabah the du’a of istikharah like he taught us Surah Fatihah?



Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The words are as follows:

“Nabi(sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would teach us istikharah just as he would teach us a Surah of the Qur’an…”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1162 and 6382)


See here for a detailed book on the topic of istikharah.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar