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Future Prediction through Istekhara


Aslam o Alaikum,

I wanted to ask about something that has been bothering me for a while.
I am currently expecting by the grace of Allah (S.W.T).

I have a brother who does the Istikhara from Quran. I did not ask him for it but he did it and told me soon I shall have a child and it will be a girl. We are really blessed and would love a girl as much as a son but I have been praying for a son. He said whatever you do it is a daughter for you first. We as muslims strongly believe that only Allah knows the unseen. I am really having trouble getting his words out of my head and continuing praying to Allah with a believe Allah shall answer my dua and would bless me with a son.

Please make dua for me as well that Allah fulfill my heart’s desire ameen.

Jazak Allah



Waalykum salam
Thank you for your Question

I shall pray you have a wonderful child who will be pious and be the coolness of his parents eyes. Gender is only to fit in this world. Piety is what will make him/her recognized in the eyes of Allah.

I’m not sure what you mean by an Istikhara. Because, Istikhara are done to get an aid from the Quran on a 50-50 situation. A kind of situation where a person is unable to use his intellect and others consultation into making a decision.

It can not foretell the future.

Sister, there is not a wise being beyond Allah the almighty. Hence, I will suggest you pray that He, Allah (az) blesses you with what he thinks is best

InshaAllah all goes well and you have a happy healthy baby soon.

Lastly I’d recommend you recite dua no 25 from Sahifah al-Sajjadiyah