10 powerful dua's for forgiveness from Allah

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18 November 2020, Wed
Published: 12:52

10 powerful dua's for forgiveness from Allah

We are men so we can all make mistakes. Fortunately for us Muslims, Allah has given us The Quran and Hadith with many powerful dua's for forgiveness.

The doors of repentance are always open. Don’t wait to ask forgiveness in hopes of doing it tomorrow. 

Realize the importance of asking Allah for forgiveness. Below are 10 Powerful Duas you can try to incorporate into your life to make it a habit of seeking daily repentance.

Astaghfirullah 100 times
Reciting Astaghfirullah 100 times daily was the sunnah of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and takes one or two minutes out of your day. This simple but powerful dua is one of the best dua's for forgiveness.

The literal meaning of Astaghfirullah is “I seek forgiveness from Allah” It can also be used as an expression of shame. It’s being honest with yourself and Allah and admitting, “I should not have done that.”

Astaghfirullah benefits
Narrated by Anas bin Malik Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His slave than anyone of you is pleased with finding his camel which he had lost in the desert.” In Sahih Bukhari(Volume 8, Book 75, Number 321)

Some of the benefits of Astaghfirullah are listed below:

  • Istighfar (asking forgiveness) removes any anxiety and increases the likelihood dua’s will be answered.
  • Opens the door of sustenance.
  • Daily Istighfar opens the door of mercy and knowledge.
  • Asking for Istighfar is a gateway to productivity.

Supplications for forgiveness
Astaghfirullah – I seek forgiveness from Allah

2. ٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَآ إِنَّنَآ ءَامَنَّافَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

Allazeena yaqooloona Rabbanaaa innanaaa aamannaa faghfir lanaazunoobanaa wa qinaa ‘azaaban Naar

”Our Lord! surely we believe, therefore forgive us our faults and save us from the chastisement of the fire” (Al-Imran, Chapter 3, Verse 16)

3. وَمَاكَانَ قَوْلَهُمْ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوا۟ رَبَّنَا ٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَافِىٓ أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَٱنصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ

Wa maa kaana qawlahum illaa an qaaloo. Rabbanagh fir lanaa zunoobanaa wa israafanaa feee amirnaa wa sabbit aqdaamanaa
wansurnaa ‘alal qawmil kaafireen

All that they said was, “Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything We may have done that transgressed our duty: Establish our feet firmly and help us against those that resist Faith.” (Surah Al Imran Chapter 3, Verse 147)

4. فَاغْفِرْلِي فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ 

faghfir li, fa innahu la yaghfirudh-dhunuba illa Ant(a).

Forgive me, For there is none who may forgive sins but You. (Al-Bukhari Book 20 Hadith 1875)

5. أَعُوذُبِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ

a`udhubika min sharri ma sana`t(u).

I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done.

6. أَبُوءُلَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي

abu’ulaka bini`matika `alayya, wa abu’u bidhanbi(y).

I admit to Your blessings upon me, and I admit to my misdeeds.

7. اَللّٰهُمَّ اَنْتَ رَبِّيْ ، لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِيْ وَاَنَا عَبْدُكَ ، وَاَنَا عَلَی عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ اَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ ، اَبُوْءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ ، وَ اَبُوْءُ بِذَنْبِي ، فَاغْفِرْ لِيْ ، فَاِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوْبَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ’

Allâhumma Anta Rabbî, lâ ilâha illâ Anta, khalaqtanî wa anâ ‘abduka, wa anâ ‘alâ ‘ahdika wa wa’dika mastata’tu, a’ûdhu bika min sharri mâ sana’tu, abû’u laka bini’maktika ‘alayya, wa abû’u bidhanbî, faghfir lî, fa innahu lâ yaghfirudh-dhunûba illâ Anta. 

8.  The Fifth Kalima (Astaghfar).

اللَّهُمَّأَنْتَ رَبِّي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ  .

AllahummaAnta Rabbi, la ilaha illa Ant(a).

Oh Allah You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship but You.

10.  اللَّهُمَّاغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي كُلَّهُ دِقَّهُ وَجِلَّهُ وَأَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُوَعَلاَنِيَتَهُ وَسِرَّهُ ‏”‏ ‏.

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) used to say while prostrating himself: O Lord, forgive me all my sins, small and great, first and last, open and secret. (Muslim:1/350)