Allahumma Khirli Wakhtarli Meaning, in Arabic & Benefits

Allahumma Khirli Wakhtarli is a short and simple Dua That Muslims recite to ask Allah to choose the best for them (Istikarah). The Hadith that attribute the Dua to prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) was considered weak by Imam Tirmidhi but it is supported by the practice of Sahabah. therefore it is not prohibited, and it is permissible for you to supplicate it in prayer or outside it.


Allahumma Khirli Wakhtarli in Arabic

The full Dua is written in Arabic with the Diacritical as:

اللَّهمَّ خِرْ لي، واختَرْ لي

and Without the Diacritical:

اللهم خر لي واختر لي


Allahumma Khirli Wakhtarli

Allahumma Khirli Wakhtarli Meaning

The General meaning of the dua is “O Allah, make it good for me and choose for me

Allahumma Khirli Wakhtarli Meaning, in Arabic & Benefits

Dua Benefits

The Dua provides plenty of benefits as it will provide the things that this supplication is asking for which are:

  • It is very short and simple to memorize and recite whenever needed.
  • You will get confidence in what you eventually choose as you got Allah helping you with the choice.
  • You will feel positive no matter the outcome cause you know Allah has chosen the best for you.

Dua Source

Note: Tirmidhi (Rahimahu Allah) has recorded this Hadith and declared the Hadith Weak but this form of istikharah is supported by the practice of Sahabah and is, therefore, suitable to quote and act upon as in Sunan Ibn Majah 1557

Aishah narrated from Abu Bakr As-Siddiq:“When Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) intended to do something he would recite “Allahumma khir li wakhtar li

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3516

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