Sayyidul Istighfar – The Chief Form of Repentance


On the authority of Shaddad ibn Aws, may Allah be pleased with him, the Prophet, Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam, said, “The chief of prayers for forgiveness is:

Allahumma anta rabbee la ilaha illa anta, khalaqtanee wa-ana ‘abduka, wa-ana ‘alaa ‘ahdika wawa’dika mas-tata’tu, a’oothu bika min sharri ma sana’tu, aboo-o laka bini’matika ‘alaya, wa-aboo-o bizambee, faghfir lee zunoobi fa-innahu la yaghfiruz-zunooba illa ant.

‘O Allah, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshiped except You, You created me and I am Your servant and I abide to Your covenant and promise [to honor it] as best I can, I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed. I acknowledge Your favor upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sins except You.’

The Prophet, Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam, added, “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.”

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15 Comments

  1. shakib says:

    just the dua i need, thanks chief

  2. ODUNOYE ABDALLAH ABOLORE says:

    Thanks for your sincerity,may almighty ALLAH rewards you abudantly.

  3. amer says:

    Assalamualaikum ,i wanted bring you in notice that the english version of dua has some minor mistakes , i have just corrected by my knowledge which you may see and correct it . it is this”Allahumma anta rabbee la ilaha illa anta, khalaqtanee wa-ana ‘abduka, wa-ana ‘alaa ‘ahdika wawa’dika mas-tata’tu, a’oozu bika min sharri ma sana’tu, aboo-o laka bini’matika ‘alaya, wa-aboo-o bizambee, faghfir lee zunoobi fa-innahu la yaghfiruz-zunooba illa ant.” i hope Inshallah you will correct it Jazakallah

  4. Qasim says:

    thnaks for the dua but is it the duaa to clear all your sins

  5. Khidr S says:

    Subhan’Allah. What a beautiful and profound dua.

  6. noor sarra kamarudin says:

    salam, Thank you for the duaa…really need it..alhamdulillah

  7. shayan says:

    In mp3 file the reciter fails to recite the word “faghfir lee zunoobi”

  8. SHAMSUL HUDA says:

    thanks. a great supplication for repantance.
    zajaakallahu

  9. Aleha says:

    Thank you.

  10. S.G.Ali Shah says:

    May Allah bless you and bestow countless blessing upon you and your forgathers, please you may other duas/prays will upload on net for the best of knowledge for all Muslims. lot of thanks Jazakumullahkhira (Amin)

  11. Nura AY Musa says:

    Alhamdu lillah may Allah reward you 4 dis beautifull Du’a

  12. Ismail says:

    I have a question…what if someone is not sure if he has done wrong or not, like if he is unsure if he broke his fast or not, but still recites this dua, will Allah forgive him ?

    • Afruz jibrareel says:

      As-salmu alaykum brother, Allah swt will grant your dua if you are sincere, you say if someone cant remember then how will they know? the answer is only Allah swt knows so pray to him forgive in sincerity that you cant remember

      peace be upon you

  13. Tanzy Ferdous says:

    Thank you soooo much,i was serching it badly..n tanks to amer also for correction :)

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