People often forget the importance of the simple yet powerful dua (supplication) – Istighfar i.e., saying “Astaghfirullah” (I seek forgiveness of Allah). Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) recited this at least 100 times a day. Let us see the benefits and virtues of reciting this simple beautiful supplication InshaAllah.
Istighfar (Astaghfirullah) is the gateway to relief and happiness. Whenever you are in distress start reciting it and Insha Allah it will take you out of your anxiety and will put you in a peaceful situation and will give you happiness.
Istighfar removes anxiety and duas are answered.
Istighfar opens the door of sustenance.
Istighfar opens the door of mercy.
Istighfar opens the door of knowledge.
Istighfar is also the gateway to productivity.
Istighfar relieves you. When you feel that sadness within you, when you are disturbed and frustrated, when anxiety surrounds you, say “Astaghfirullah” “Astaghfirullah”…Reciting Astaghfiruallah is an effective method of calming ourselves and wipes away the variety of worldly worries from our mind and body. It may also help us, if we are suffering from depression, it calms us and lessens our depression.
Astaghfirullah also helps us to refrain from all forms of sins. Regularly saying this reminds us that Allah is everywhere and in this way, there are very small chances of doing wrongful actions.
Ibn Abbas (RadiyAllahu Anhu) said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.” [Abu Dawud]
In another hadith, Abdullah bin Abbas (RadiyAllahu Anhu) narrates that Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:
“The one who (regularly) says Istighfaar, that is, frequently repents to Allah Ta’aala for sins committed, Allah Azza Wa-Jal will open a path from poverty and difficulties. All sorrow and hardship will be removed, and in its place prosperity and contentment granted. One will receive sustenance from unimagined and unexpected sources.”
Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) has said in another Hadith:
“The one who seeks forgiveness for Muslim males and females from Allah Ta’aala twenty-six or twenty-five times every day, Allah Ta’ala will count that person among those whose Du’a is accepted, and through the barakah of whom those on earth gain Rizq (sustenance).”
Do Tasbih of Astaghfaar at least 100 times daily as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).
In one minute, you can say “AstaghfiruAllaah” more than 100 times! The virtue of seeking forgiveness is well-known, it is a reason for obtaining forgiveness, entering Paradise, having good provisions, increasing one’s strength, repelling harm, having affairs facilitated, the descent of rain, and increasing in wealth and children.
The doors of repentance are always open therefore don’t delay your repentance in a hope of tomorrow, as tomorrow is uncertain, Repent now and make it a habit to ask Allah’s forgiveness by reciting “Astaghfirullah”.
Say I believe in Allah’s mercy, I have sinned, I have gone astray, I have been negligent, but still, I believe in Allah’s soothing mercy and forgiveness, I’ll not despair!
Istighfar (Astaghfirullah) is the gateway of relief and happiness. Whenever you are in distress start reciting it and Insha Allah it will take you out of your anxiety and will put you in a peaceful situation and will give you happiness. Istighfar removes anxiety and duas are answered.
Istighfar relieves you. When you feel that sadness within you when you are disturbed and frustrated when anxiety surrounds you, say “Astaghfirullah”. Reciting Astaghfiruallah is an effective method of calming ourselves and wiping away the variety of worldly worries from our mind and body. It may also help us, if we are suffering from depression, it calms us and lessens our depression.
Always repent after when you have sinned. Our beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) had said that " All the sons of Adam are a sinner but the best of the sinner are those who repent."
Keep reciting " Astagfirullah ", it wipes out sins as water extinguishes fire.
Don't forget to Repent daily
In the hadith, Muhammad asked people to seek Allah's forgiveness: "O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day." In Islamic sharia, submission to Allah is necessary not only for achieving Allah's forgiveness but also for being worthy of entering into paradise.
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) saying: " Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His servant when he turns penitently towards Him than one of you would be on finding the lost camel."
Prophet Muhammed said: “He who repents for his sin is like one who has no sin.”
Ali ibn Abi Talib has said: “Repentance purifies the hearts and washes away the sins.”
Prophet Muhammed has said: “Allah rejoices for the repentance of His servant more than the barren woman rejoices for having a child, more than the lost one who finds his way and more than the thirsty one who finds water.”
Prophet Muhammed has said: “Whoever repents before the sun rises from the west, then Allah will forgive him.”
Which Surah is for repentance?
At-Tawbah (Arabic: ٱلتوبة, at-Tawbah; meaning: The Repentance), also known as Bara'ah (Arabic: براءة, Barāʾah; meaning: Repudiation), is the ninth chapter (sūrah) of the Quran. It contains 129 verses (āyāt) and is one of the last Medinan surahs.