When I pray istikhara I ask specifically that the answer be shown in my dream and that it be shown with colours. It is not the only way, but it is clear, I ask that a positive answer to my question be answered with white or green. A negative answer answered with black or red. This intention is added into the dua for istikhara.
My question is I repeated istikhara 4 nights in a row and saw in the first night the person I prayed for dressed in green, the second night I saw the person dressed in red, the third night I saw the colour black and on the fourth night I saw black/red. I am confused as to what colour or dream to follow? Do I follow the first one or count the colours and go with the colours I saw the most?
wa `alaykum salam,
Mawlana Shaykh Hisham always said to follow the first inspiration.
Hajj Gibril Haddad