I know there are many methods of doing the Istikhara namaz and also know the best method and most effective method is the sunnah way of the PROPHET (SAW) where you pray two rakats and pray the dua.
The questions i have are:
(1) How many times does one pray the Istikhara?
(2) The dreams you see do they have anything to do with the Istikhara?
(3) Also the colours in dreams do they have anything to do with the Istikhara?
(4) Last question say you pray Istikhara and go to sleep first night you see dream with colour green in it, the second dream you see red and the third you see black which colour or dream do you follow?
Wa `alaykum salam,
1) As many times as you have an issue to address
2)Yes, they are the answer
3)Yes, for sure
4) Follow all of them as the Prophet (s) used to wear green, red, and also black. So, that means there is going to be an argument, as black is sign of fighting.
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani