What approach should a Muslim take when deciding what to do with life’s events?


The prayer of decision-making, Istikharah, is an indispensable tool that every Muslim have to navigate their life. Life is made of decisions. For many people, we only notice the decisions when they have huge, long-term consequences. But decisions of all kinds are there, filling up every moment and affecting our life. In making a decision, big or small, we can only estimate its probable result. Based on our limited knowledge, we cannot predict the future nor be sure what the effects of our choices will be. The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) used to teach the Companions (Radhiyallahu Anhu) to make Prayer of decisions in every matter.