Some of the companions saw a strong young man racing to his job, and they remarked: ‘If [him going to work] was in the Path of Allaah…’
It is not necessary for the one who makes istikhaarah that he see anything to guide him to that which is best for him. Rather, when something is made easy for him after having made istikhaarah, then he should know that is what is good [for him].
If they entered Makkah, they would like to not leave until they had completed reading the Qur.aan [in full] there.
Good manners are better for the children [both] in terms of their character and wealth, than to give them gold and silver.