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Weakness in the Ḥadīth of Praying Ṣalāt al-Istikhārah Seven Times

Ibn al-Sunnī reported in his book ‘Amalal-Yawm Wal-Laylah, Ḥadīth #161: It’s been narrated that Anas ibn Mālik said, the Prophet, (صلى الله عليه وسلم)[allegedly] said: “When you have an important matter to decide, then seek guidance from your Lord seven times, then look to what your heart inclines to. For verily the good is found there-in.” 1) Al-Imām al-Nawawī (d. 676 h.) mentioned in his book al-Adhkaar (p. 132): “Its chain is gharīb (comes only by one narrator); it contains people whom I don’t know.” 2) Al-ʿIrāqi (d. 806 h.) said: “All of them [in the chain] are known, although...

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