Recently, I heard from my father saying that:
"Some people do the things first before doing istiqarah prayer"
What does this mean?
Let me explain.
Actually, we must do istiqarah first before choosing/doing something.
It is the correct way and method.
But most of the time, people like to do the things first and then istiqarah.
For a clearer view, i'll give you an example.
If you want to do something like want to choose A or B for your life, you must pray (istiqarah) first before choosing it. The wrong way that people usually do is choose first and then istiqarah. It is totally wrong because istiqarah is our 'helper' in choosing the best for us.