Fortune-telling from “Bihar al anwar”


Salam alaykum wa rahmatullah.

One of the top shia scholars in ahadeeth, Mohammad Baqeer Majlesee said:

أقول : سمعت والدي ره يروي عن شيخه البهائي نور الله ضريحه أنه كان يقول : سمعنا مذاكرة عن مشايخنا عن القائم صلوات الله عليه في الاستخارة بالسبحة أنه ياخذها ويصلي على النبي وآله صلوات الله عليه وعليهم ، ثلاث مرات ، ويقبض على السبحة ويعد اثنتين اثنتين ، فان بقيت واحدة فهو افعل ، وإن بقيت اثنتان فهو لا تفعل .
“I heard my father, which narrated from his shaykh al-Bahai, that he said: “We heard in the talk between our shuyookh, that imam said about /istikhara/ by beads following: “Take them and pronounce salawat upon prophet thrice. Then (you) should take beads and count (them) by pair, if in the end there would left one bead, then you should do that work, if two you shouldn’t”

Source: “Bihar al-anwar” 88/250

I don’t think that there is a need for my comment.