Whenever planning a trip, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him used to teach his companions to perform Estekharah prayer. In fact, Prophet peace be upon him used to teach the companions Estekharah as he used to teach the surah from the Holy Quran.
Estekharah is a prophetic Sunnah that the traveler uses to know if his/her trip will be good for him/her or staying otherwise. It teaches and educates the Muslim to always be attached to Allah in all of his/her matters and always seeks Allah’s guidance and assistance. Estekharah therefore nullifies some pre-Islamic or ignorant traditions of asking fortune tellers or magicians or other unacceptable acts.
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