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An article to clearly explain and comprehend the rewards of Istikharah: The Prayer of Guidance - We are humans, powerless in this sphere of life, knowledgeable only enough to survive. So why shouldn't we turn to Allah and seek His perfect help whenever we require it? Allah responds to the call of His servant when he asks for guidance, and we are after all seeking to do something in order to please Him.
The Prophet Muhammed sallalahu alayhe was salam said: "There aren't any days greater, nor any days in which deeds done in them are more beloved to Allah Most High, than these ten days (of Dhul-Hijjah)...."
There are specific issues facing the Muslims in the West, for which we must find Islamic answers according to the Quran and the Sunnah, in order to remain faithful to Islam while living in the West. Until we resolve these issues from the Quran and the Sunna and the understanding of the scholars of our time we will continue to remain in confusion. This confusion will open the door for those who seek to Americanize or Europeanize Islam, which will result in our eventual loss of identity in Western societies.