Memorizing or reading Du`a' Al-Istikharah from a book

A: Whether you memorize Du`a' Al-Istikharah or read it from a book, it is accepted as the matter is flexible. What you should do is to strive to prepare your heart and attain Khushu` (the heart being submissively attuned to the act of worship), and be sincere in the Du`a'. Afterwards, it is permissible to consult (Part No. 8; Page No. 162) reliable and experienced people. When you feel that your heart feels at ease with one of the two possibilities, this is the sign that this is what Allah has chosen for you.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.