Dua for forgiveness and why forgiveness is so important?



Dua for forgiveness

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    1. Dua for forgiveness of sins.


      Many human beings are  great sinner, and (but in the sight of Allah) the best sinners are those who repent frequently.

 Repentance for sin is a sign of faith, and the first condition for forgiveness is repentance. Forgiveness is called repentance in Hadith.  If a person stops sinning with the same remorse and sincerely seeks forgiveness from Allah Almighty and is determined not to commit any sin in future, then Allah Almighty accepts the repentance of such person and forgives him.  Rather, the person who repents becomes the beloved of Allah Almighty.  Many virtues of repentance have been mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and hadiths, for example:

 In the Holy Qur’an, the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) says to his sinful servant


’’قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِن رَّحْمَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ‘‘

 Translation: “Say: O My slaves!  Those who have transgressed against themselves (by disbelief and polytheism) so that you do not despair of Allah’s mercy, surely Allah will forgive all (past) sins, indeed He is the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful.

 By repenting, the servant becomes beloved of Allah Almighty.  In the Holy Qur’an, the Almighty say:

         ’’اِنَّ اللَّهَ یُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِینَ وَ یُحِبُّ المُتَطَهِّرِینَ‘

 Translation: “Surely Allah loves those who repent and He loves those who purify themselves.


   2. Dua for forgiveness from Allah for Dead.

      According to saying of the Holy Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) , the corpse in the grave is like a drowning person crying out for help and waiting for his father, mother or brother or friend to come to him. The relative praying for forgiveness for the him. This is the most beloved thing for him in this world and all that is in it.  The best gift for him is that they ask forgiveness from the Lord for him.

  3. How to ask Allah for forgivenes.

  Any time we can dua for forgiveness but the best way to ask for forgiveness are following.

      a. Between two prostrations in prayers

   اللھم اغفر لی

       three time

     b. During the prayer of the  in Qa’da

     ربنااغفرلی ولوادیہ

     c. In the supplication of Qunoot.

      ونستغفرک ونتوب ایلیک

     d. In the funeral prayers۔

    الھم اغفرلحیینا و میتنا

    e. After salaam in the prayer and saying Allahu Akbar and then asking for forgiveness three time۔

  So that the shortcomings in the performance of prayers may be forgiven.

   4. What do you recite for forgivenes۔

      Abdullah bin Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him.

      Of course, Allah accepts the attention of the servant till the time comes to know that the repentance of that time will not be accepted as it was not accepted by Faroon, therefore one should seek immediate attention without waiting for death.

 Forgiveness as soon as the heart repents and seeks forgivenes.

      Syedna Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Allah forgives even if the crime of fleeing from the battlefield has been committed.  These words were uttered from the language of Prophethood (remember).

       ’’استغفر اللہ الذی لاالٰہ الا ھو القیوم و اتوب الیہ

  5. Best Dua for forgiveness in Arabic.


      It is narrated on the authority of Shaddad bin Aws(R.A) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:


    اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّى ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ ، خَلَقْتَنِى وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَىَّ وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِى ، فَاغْفِرْ لِى ، فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ

     “Oh!  You are my Lord, there is no god but You, You created me and I am Your slave.  What i have done  I seek refuge in Thee, I confess Thy blessings upon me, and I confess my sins.  Forgive me, for no one forgives sins except You. 

          Mohammed-peace be upon him-said:

       Whoever believes in the wording of above dua and says it with all his heart and dies before evening, then he is in Paradise.  And whoever believes in the words of above dua and recites it at night and then dies before dawn, then he is in Paradise.


    It means that believer who recites this morning with certainty and faith and dies by evening will be one of the people of Paradise.  If he reads at night and death comes by morning, then he will be one of the people of Paradise.  (Provided that he does not commit sin)



   hypocrisy,  and major sins which cannot be forgiven without repentance)

      6. Dua for forgiveness for zina in english.

    One of the major sins is zina.

  It should be noted that zina is a great sin, the Qur’an and Hadith have strongly condemned adultery and strong promises have been revealed about those who commit adultery.

 It is in the hadith.

 “The seven heavens and the seven earths curse the married adulterer, and in hell there will be a foul stench from the private parts of such people which will disturb the people of hell and they will be disgraced in hell with the torment of fire.

 In another hadith.

 Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: The one who commits adultery does not remain a believer when he commits adultery, the one who steals does not remain a believer when he steals, and the one who drinks alcohol drinks alcohol.  Does not remain a believer at the time of sin.

   But dua for forgiveness removed all the sins when a Muslim say istaghfar by the  core of heart and make promise with Allah he will nerve repeat this bad sin again.

    7.  Why is forgiveness so important.

      Repentance and istighfar is a special type of supplication in which there is a feeling of inferiority due to sin, extreme remorse, expression of negligence, trembling with fear of bad end, so that one does not perish due to disobedience to the Lord and Master.

  Nafs Amara and the whispers of Iblis, bad company are the main reason for sin.  The believer’s condition is that once he makes a mistake, he regrets it a hundred time.

 Then he cries out to please Allah and resort to a special kind of supplication, repentance and asking for forgivenes

    Forgiveness is a best dua.

  Allah is pleased with  repentance as if the camel of the traveler got lost along with the food and drink and the traveler sat down exhausted that now there is no end except death.  If the camel is standing in front at the same time, what will be the place of happiness of the traveler?  In the same way, the repentance of a servant saves him from hell and makes him entitled to the pleasure of All

   8. Which Dua is for forgiveness?

   Hazrat Nooh (A.S) advise his followers as:

       “O my people, ask forgiveness of Allah before your Lord. Indeed, He is the Oft-Forgiving.”  ‘

 Allah says

      1. Believers!  Repent and seek forgiveness together, so that you may prosper

    2. And ask forgiveness of Allah, surely Allah is Forgiving, Mercifu

     3. Do you not repent to Allah and ask Him for forgiveness? Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

 Two blessings for the believers of All

   9. How to ask Allah for forgiveness?

  Allah told us the way how we ask Allah for forgiveness.Allah say:


       “O my beloved Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)


     “Allah will never punish these polytheists (disobedient) even though you are among them (mercy for the worlds) and Allah will not punish even if you are not among them and they ask foy forgiveness.” 

      Let us repent to Allah with a sincere heart and seek forgiveness for our sins so that we may be saved from terrorism, evils and plagues. All difficulties have gone away.

 10. Different ways of Dua for forgiveness from sins.

 Congratulations to us that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, gave the good news:

     “Blessed is the believer who finds frequently asked for forgiveness in his scapriture.

     This means that asking for forgiveness is not just a verbal act.  We should keep away from sins in practice, make a solemn vow not to do it in future and keep on doing deeds pleasing to Allah in abundance.  There is good news for those, who gets closer to Nawafil and repentances.

   How our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) dua for forgiveness.

     “By Allah, I ask for repentance hundreds of times in a day, therefore, O people!  Keep repenting.

     Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said.

      We used to count that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to pray to Allaah with these blessed words hundreds of times in a single gatherings.

    ’’رب اغفرلی وتب علی انک انت التواب الغفور‘‘۔


     “O my Lord, forgive me and return to Me. Surely, you are the one who accepts repentance and forgives

 Don’t insist on sins.

      People drink alcohol at night and repent in the morning. (May Allah save us).

      “He who repents and persists in his sin is like one who is rebellious against his Lord Allah.”  Fadhil ibn Ayyaz (may Allah have mercy on him) says:


      Continuing sin with istighfar is repentance of liars.  Allah’s curse is on the liars and the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: The liar is not my ummah.

 The Dua of the angels.

     In verse 7 of Surah Al-Muminun, Allah say


      The luminous angels who carry the Throne of Allah and those who are around it recite the praises of their Lord Allah and they are all believers in Allah.  They ask forgiveness for those who are believers (repentants).

 “Our Lord!  Your Mercy and Knowledge encompasses everything, so we ask You to forgive those who repent and follow your right path (Islam). 

 Allah’s command:

     O my beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say to me

      “My Lord, forgive me and have mercy on me, for You are the Most Merciful of the merciful.

    Therefore, to us also:  Should keep sayings:

   The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Surely Allaah exalts the rank of the righteous servant in Paradise, so he asks.

   “O my Lord!  “Your son has asked forgiveness for you.  That is why your rank has been raised due to the prayers of your son (who is your purest earner).  That is why we offer prayers during qa’daa.

            رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْلِيْ وَلِوَالِدَیََّّ

 Great news:

      It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah bin Abbas that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said:

     He who has made it obligatory to repent and seek forgiveness from Allah. Allah Almighty makes for him a way out of every hardship and removes all kinds of illusions, anxiety, depression, stress and gives him sustenance from there (Tayyib, Halal, Mubarak). He says that from where it is not even in his imagination.

     Therefore, try to seek forgiveness as much as possible in your whole life so that there may be abundance in sustenance.

 Accept all prayers and provide for the people of the earth:

      It is narrated on the authority of Abu Darda ‘(may Allah be pleased with him) from Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that:

     The believer who prays for forgiveness 27 times day and night for the believers and the believers, he becomes one of those whose prayers are accepted and with the blessing of his supplication the people of the earth are given sustenance.


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