Sayyidul Istighfar

Sayyid al-Istighfar is the best form of “Istighfar”. It is the best prayer for the forgiveness of sins.

Shaddad bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The best supplication for seeking forgiveness (Sayyidul 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. [Al-Bukhari]

The Best Supplication for Seeking Forgiveness.

SAYYIDUL ISTIGHFAR

Sayyidul Istighfar

❣اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْت

Allahumma anta rabbi laaa ilaaha illa anta.

“O Allah, you are my Lord. There is no god but You.

❣خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ

Khalaq tani wa aana a’bduk.

You created me. And I am Your slave.

❣وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْت

Wa aana aa-la ahdika wa wa’di-ka masta-ta’tu.

And I hold to Your Covenant as far as I can.

❣أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْت

Aa u’zubika min-sharimaa sa-na’tu.

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

❣أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ❣وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي

Aa-bu u-laka bi-ni’matika a’laiya. Wa aa-bu u-bi-zambi

I acknowledge the favors that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins.

❣فَاغْفِر لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُالذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

Fagh-firli Fa-inna-hu la yagh-firuz-zu-nu ba il-la anta

So forgive me my sins. Verily, no one forgives sins except You.

Sayyidul Istighfar pronunciation

“Allahumma anta rabbi laaa ilaaha illa anta.

Khalaq tani wa aana a’bduk.

Wa aana aa-la ahdika wa wa’di-ka masta-ta’tu.

Aa u’zubika min-sharimaa sa-na’tu.

Aa-bu u-laka bi-ni’matika a’laiya.

Wa aa-bu u-bi-zambi

Fagh-firli Fa-inna-hu la yagh-firuz-zu-nu ba il-la anta”

 Sayyidul Istighfar English Translation

 “O Allah, you are my Lord. There is no god but You.
You 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 favors that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins.
So forgive me my sins. Verily, no one forgives sins except You.”

Benefits  of  Sayyidul Istighfar

The Prophet said. “If somebody recites it(SAYYIDUL ISTIGHFAR)during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.”

( Sahih al-Bukhari Book 75, Hadith 318)

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