There is absolutely nothing more amazing than the fact that we can ask God for His guidance and get an answer on everything. Salat Al-Istikhara, that’s what this prayer is for, asking God for His help in picking what to do next and/or what is best to do. Before doing anything I like to take the time to pray Istikhara every day and night until I get a clear vision on what God believes is best for me. I’ve done it plenty of times, I never get a ‘dream’ or anything but instead I see things going smoothly or difficult. If it’s difficult I know God is telling me to leave that aside and move on because it’s not meant for me or it’s probably bad for me; but if things are moving smoothly I take it as God telling me this is meant for me and it’s what’s best for me.
The Duaa that is read in Salat Al-Istikhara is beautiful because the Duaa doesn’t ask God to make it work but rather asks God to ease what’s best for you and if it’s not what’s best for you to make it difficult and remove it from your life and help you deal with it. SubhanAllah.
Translation: “O Allah! I seek goodness from Your Knowledge and with Your Power (and Might) I seek strength, and I ask from You Your Great Blessings, because You have the Power and I do not have the power. You Know everything and I do not know, and You have knowledge of the unseen. Oh Allah! If in Your Knowledge this action (which I intend to do) is better for my religion and faith, for my life and end [death], for here [in this world] and the hereafter then make it destined for me and make it easy for me and then add blessings [baraka’] in it, for me. O Allah! In Your Knowledge if this action is bad for me, bad for my religion and faith, for my life and end [death], for here [in this world] and the hereafter then turn it away from me and turn me away from it and whatever is better for me, ordain [destine] that for me and then make me satisfied with it.”