Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam,
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
Istighfaar – Seeking Forgiveness from Allah
Sahih Hadith on Istighfaar
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) having said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if you were not to commit sin, Allah would sweep you out of existence and He would replace (you by) those people who would commit sin and seek forgiveness from Allah, and He would have pardoned them.
(Sahih Muslim Book 37, Hadith 6622)
Abu Ayyub Ansari reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: If you were not to commit sins, Allah would have swept you out of existence and would have replaced you by another people who have committed sin, and then asked forgiveness from Allah, and He would have granted them pardon.
(Sahih Muslim Book 37, Hadith 6621)
Reported by Abu Musa (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Allah, the Exalted, stretches His Hand during the night so that those who commit sins by day may repent, and He stretches His Hand in the day so that those who commit sins by night may repent. He keeps doing so until the sun rises from the West”.
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said: I live in the thought of My servant and I am with him as he remembers Me. (The Holy Prophet) further said: By Allah, Allah is more pleased wth the repentance of His servant than what one of you would do on finding the lost camel in the waterless desert. When he draws near Me by the span of his hand. I draw near him by the length of a cubit and when he draws near Me by the length of a cubit. I draw near him by the length of a fathom and when he draws near Me walking I draw close to him hurriedly.
(Sahih Muslim Book 37, Hadith 6610)
On the authority of Anas RA, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Allah the Almighty said: O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.
It was related by At-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Hadith Qudsi 34
The Best Du’a for Istighfaar – Syed ul Istighfaar
Shaddad bin Aus RA said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,
“The best supplication for seeking forgiveness (Syed-ul-Istighfar) is to say: `Allahumma Anta Rabbi, la ilaha illa Anta, khalaqtani wa ana `abduka, wa ana `ala `ahdika wa wa`dika mastata`tu, a`udhu bika min sharri ma sana`tu, abu’u laka bini`matika `alayya, wa abu’u bidhanbi faghfir li, fa innahu la yaghfirudh-dhunuba illa Anta.’
(O Allah! You are my Rab. There is no true god except You. You have created me, and I am Your slave, and I hold to Your Covenant as far as I can. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I acknowledge the favours that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins. Pardon me, for none but You has the power to pardon).’
He who supplicates in these terms during the day with firm belief in it and dies on the same day (before the evening), he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah; and if anyone supplicates in these terms during the night with firm belief in it and dies before the morning, he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah.”
Ayat ul Kursi
Rasul Allah (ﷺ) said that the one who recites Ayat ul Kursi after the Five Salaah Daily, is forgiven all his sins and the only thing between him and Jannah is Mauth (Death).
|Reciting ” I am pleased with Allah as my Lord and being ushered into Jannah
One should recite the following Du’a thrice in the morning and evening:
رَضِيتُ بِاللهِ رَبَّا وَبِالإسْلَامِ دِينًا وَبِمحَمَّدٍ نَبِيًّا
I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, Islam as my religion and Rasul Allah (ﷺ) as my messenger.
عن أبي سلام قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما من عبد مسلم يقول حين يصبح وحين يمسي ثلاث مرات رضيت بالله ربا وبالإسلام دينا وبمحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم نبيا إلا كان حقا على الله أن يرضيه يوم القيامة (مسند احمد رقم 18967)
Hadhrat Abu Salaam (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasul Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever recites the following Du’a thrice in the morning and in the evening,
الله سبحان و تعالى
will certainly please him on the day of Qiyaamah (i.e.
الله سبحان و تعالى
will forgive him and usher him into Paradise):
Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, “If Allah wants to do good to somebody, He afflicts him with trials.”
Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) talked about Friday and said, ‘There is an hour (opportune time) on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from Allah, then Allah will definitely meet his demand.’ And he (the Prophet (peace be upon him)) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands.
Reported by by Salman Al-Farisi (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Allah has hundred mercies, out of which one mercy is used by his creation for mutual love and affection. Ninety-nine mercies are kept for the Day of Resurrection.”
[Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim]
Abu Hurairah RA reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “There are angels who take turns in visiting you by night and by day, and they all assemble at the dawn (Fajr) and the afternoon (Asar) prayers. Those who have spent the night with you, ascend to the heaven and their Rubb, Who knows better about them, asks: ‘In what condition did you leave My slaves?’ They reply: `We left them while they were performing Salat and we went to them while they were performing Salat.'”
( Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)
Let us all do abundant Istighfaar daily for the rest of our lives and earn the Blessings and Forgiveness of الله سبحان و تعالى in Duniyah and Aakhiraah ان شاء الله
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Your brother in Islam,
A Shabbir Ahmed