Astaghfar – Benefits and power of Istighfar from Quran

Astighfar Forgiveness, We are dependent on Allah for all our needs, Allah has power over all, All is the best provider. We are given life and death by Allah Almighty. Every matter of our life depends on Allah’s consent indeed. Having committed any sin, we arouse Allah’s anger and the matters of life get deficient. To restore our good relation with Allah Almighty we need to seek forgiveness from Allah who is very kind to His creature. Seeking forgiveness from Allah Almighty is the act of istaghfar. Simply we repeatedly pronounce Astagfirrullah from the depth of our heart until Allah forgives us and restores his blessings upon us.

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Benefits of Istighfar (Astaghfar – Astaghfirullah)

Reading through Islamic history we come to know that the Holy Prophet (Sallaho alaihe wasallam) pronounced Astagfirullah many a time during a day despite being pure of any sin. The companion of the Prophet (Sallaho alaihe wasallam) also did the same and asked the people to do so for the solution of their problems. Istaghfar has the following benefit:

  • Say Astagfirruallah abundantly to seek forgiveness; Allah will surely forgive you.
  • Say Astagfirrullah to seek children if you don’t have any child.
  • Astaghfar is dua (prayer) if you say Astagfirrullah abundantly you will be given resources from the place you could never imagine.
  • You have been doing sins for long; you need not lose hope if you have determined to leave them. Say astaghfirullah abundantly, you will be purified by Allah.
  • Allah Almighty has ensured the entry of those to paradise who say Astagfirullah abundantly.
  • If you are afraid of torment in the grave, start saying astaghfirullah all the time, you will be protected by Allah indeed.
  • If a person thinks that his prayer (dua) is not accepted by Allah; the person is required to say Astagfirrullah abundantly.
  • A person who seeks honor and dignity in life; he needs to say Astaghfar all the time.

How to do Astaghfar DUA for Forgiveness

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أَسألُكَ فِعْلَ الْخَيْرَاتِ، وَتَرْكَ الْمُنْكَرَاتِ، وَحُبَّ الْمَسَاكِينِ، وَأَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي، وَتَرْحَمَنِي، وَإِذَا أَرَدْتَ فِتْنَةَ قَوْمٍ فَتَوَفَّنِي غَيْرَ مَفْتُونٍ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ حُبَّكَ، وَحُبَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّكَ، وَحُبَّ عَمَلٍ يُقَرِّبُنِي إِلَى حُبِّكَ

Allaahumma ‘innee as’aluka fi’lal-khayraat wa tarkal-munkaraat wa hubbal-masaakeen wa an taghfara lee wa tarhamanee wa ithaa aradta fitnata qawmin

fatawaffanee ghayra maftoonwa as’aluka hubbaka wa hubba man yuhibbuka

wa hubba ‘amalin yuqarribunee ilaa hubbik

O Allaah, I ask You to grant me the performance of good deeds, abandonment of bad ones, and love of the poor; and (I ask You) that You forgive me and have mercy upon me; and if You intend to try a people, cause me to die without being tested; and I ask You for Your love, and the love of those who love you, and the love of actions which draw me closer to Your love.

رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَتُبْ عَلَيَّ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ

‘O my Lord forgive me and accept my repentance indeed You are the One who forgives and most merciful.’

رَبَّنَآ إِنَّنَآ ءَامَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

“Our Lord! We have indeed believed, so forgive us our sins and save us from the punishment of the Fire.”

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

O Allaah You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship in truth except You, You created me and I am Your slave and I am abiding to Your covenant and promise as best as I can, I seek refuge in You from the evil that I have committed, I profess to you my sins and I acknowledge Your favour upon me, so forgive me verily no one forgives sins except you.

Hadith About Astaghfar – Astaghfirullah

Hazrat Hassan Basri (RA) was the great saint of Allah Almighty. He remained busy in the remembrance of Allah Almighty. Sometimes the people came to him for prayer (dua). It is the event told by a personrso who was present in the company of Hazrat Hassan Basri (RA) when he was delivering an Islamic lecture. While he was busy in his teaching a pen reached and asked him to pray for his prosperity. Hazrat Hassan Basri asked him to say Astaghfar abundantly. In the meantime, another person requested the saint to pray for him as he has no child. Hassan Basri (RA) once again said the same thing that he had said previously; he asked him to say Asftagfirullah abundantly. The person got satisfied.

Another person came and asked him to pray for his honor and dignity along with prosperity; the great saint of Allah Almighty gave the same piece of advice to him as he had given to the other person. On asking that he had said that same words for the solution of many problems; Hazrat Hassan Basri (RA) said that Astagfirullah is the powerful dua (Astaghfar prayer) for forgiveness. If you are forgiven by Allah Almighty; He restores his blessing upon you that have been prevented due to your mistakes. Allah never punishes you without any reason.