By Allaah, were the hearts sound (pure), they would be saddened at missing out [from goodness to be attained]. How many are the hours which pass by us, and we are prevented from benefitting from them?
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].
And it is from falsehood to have someone else make istikhaarah for him, and wait to see something in a dream which would guide him to do [something] or leave [it].
Whoever is characterised by this description – seeking forgiveness and repentance – [then] Allaah will make [it] easy for him [to attain] his sustenance, and facilitate his affairs, and protect his strength.
There is evidence here that the water of Zam Zam benefits the drinker for whatever reason he drinks it for – whether it is for the affairs of this world or the hereafter…