Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sayyidul Istighfar: The Best Dua for Allah's forgiveness

"If somebody recites it 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, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 318
Sayyidul Istighfar: Chief of Dua for forgiveness

Allahumma anta rabbee la ilaha illa anta, O Allah, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshiped except You,
khalaqtanee wa-ana ‘abduka,
You created me and I am Your servant

wa-ana ‘alaa ‘ahdika wawa’dika mas-tata’tu,
and I abide to Your covenant and promise [to honor it] as best I can,
a’oothu bika min sharri ma sana’tu,
I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed
aboo-o laka bini’matika ‘alaya,
I acknowledge Your favor upon me
wa-aboo-o bizambee, faghfir lee
and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me,
fa-innahu la yaghfiruz-zunooba illa ant.
for verily none can forgive sins except You.



  1. Mashallah what an wonderful dua, Jazakallah fro sharing and May Allah accept it from you.m

  2. Jazaakallaahu khairan for breaking it down the way you've done.

  3. JazakALLAH brother... may ALLAH s.w
    t accept our dua and include us among the people mentioned in the above hadith.... AMEEN

  4. Yaa Allah forgiveness for all our mistakes

  5. mashallah thank you for the transliteration

  6. Masha Allah! May Allah reward you with Great Rewards!

  7. Thank you for sharing and the translation. Do you have any effective way of memorizing this dua?

    1. Keep reciting regularly and you will have it memorized.

  8. jazakAllahu Khairan.. thanks a lot :)

  9. May ALLAH forgive me and you, jazakALLAHU Khairan. Thanks for breaking it down with the meaning.