Istikhaarah with Quraan

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Q: How is Istikhaarah made using the Qur'aan? And can one do it oneself, or do we need a learned person.

A:
The Sunnah method of Istikhaarah is the performance of two Rakaats Salaah and the recital of the Masnoon Du'aa thereafter. Using the Qur'aan for this purpose will not take the place of the Sunnah method of Istikhaarah, but will be considered as an Amal, which will be permissible. It is preferable that it is done by an Aalim who understands the Qur'aan.
Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai