We therefore encourage our brothers to increase in supplicating to Allaah (’Azza wa Jall)…
[So] how pitiful is the one who is prevented from goodness in his old age for sins committed during [his] youth!
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].
He then uttered this dhikr, and asked Allaah to make firm the Qur.aan in his heart; thereafter, he never forgot the Qur.aan.