Sayidu-Al 'Istighfār            Home              Supplication menueSupplication menue Sound
The Prophet Muhammad has taught us many words of repentance and it is good if we learn understand and use them. Of these one has been mentioned as Sayidu-Al 'Istighfār. A hadith explains its extra ordinary significance:
"If a believer says this with complete faith and sincerity in the morning and dies before that evening he will enter paradise. If he says it during the night and dies before the morning he will enter paradise."
O Allah! You are my Lord. There is no God except You. Al-Lahumma 'Anta Rabbī Lā 'Ilāha 'Illā 'Anta
You created me and I am Your slave. Khalaqtanī Wa 'Anā `Abduka
To the best of my ability I will abide by my covenant and pledge to You. Wa 'Anā `Alaá `Ahdika Wa Wa`dika Mā Astaţa`tu
I seek Your protection from the evil of my own creation. 'A`ūdhu Bika Min Sharri Mā Şana`tu
I acknowledge Your favors to me and I admit my sins. 'Abū'u Laka Bini`matika `Alayya Wa 'Abū'u Laka Bidhanbī
So please forgive me for no one can forgive sins except You. ghfir Lī 'Innahu Lā Yaghfiru Adh-Dhunūba 'Illā 'Anta
This powerful du`a' is our daily pledge of allegiance. We will do well to memorize it in Arabic and never let a day or night go by without saying it with full consciousness