Who is seeking forgiveness?


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

لاَ إِلٌهَ إِلاَّ اللٌّهُ الْعَظِيمُ الْحَلِيمُ، لاَ إِلٌهَ إِلاَّ اللٌّهُ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلٌّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ. أَللٌّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مُوْجِـبَاتِ رَحْمَتِكَ وَعَزَائِمَ مَغْفِرَتِكَ وَالْغَنِيمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ خَيْرٍ وَالسَّلاَمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ إِثْمٍ. أَللٌّهُمَّ لاَ تَدَعْ لِي ذَنْباً إِلاَّ غَفَرْتَهُ، وَلاَ هَمّاً إِلاَّ فَرَّجْتَهُ، وَلاَ كَرْباً إِلاَّ كَشَفْتَهُ، وَلاَ سُقْماً إِلاَّ شَفَيْتَهُ، وَلاَ عَيْباً إِلاَّ سَتَرْتَهُ، وَلاَ رِزْقاً إِلاَّ بَسَطْتَهُ، وَلاَ خَوْفاً إِلاَّ آمَنْتَهُ، (وَلا دَيْـناً إِلاَّ قَضَيْـتَهُ) وَلاَ سُوءً إِلاَّ صَرَفْتَهُ، وَلاَ حَاجَةً هِيَ لَكَ رِضاً وَلِي فِيهَا صَلاَحٌ إِلاَّ قَضَيْتَهَا، يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ، آمِينَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ

There is no god But Allah, the Great, the Clement. There is no god but Allah, the Lord of the throne of Grace. All praise is for Allah, the Lord of the worlds. O Allah! I beseech You for all that which is the cause of Your Mercy, and that which ascertains Your Forgiveness; and benefit from every virtue, and safety from every sin. O Allah! Leave not any sin for me but that You forgive it, any affliction but that You remove it, any illness but that You heal it, any defect but that You conceal it, any sustenance but that You increase it, any fear but that You protect (me) from it, any evil but that You repel it, and any of my needs in which is Your pleasure and which is beneficial for me, but that You grant it; O Most Merciful! Grant me my supplication, Lord of the Universe.”

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knowledge which does not benefit


اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لَا يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ ‏لَا تَشْبَعُ ‏ ‏وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لَا يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا‏

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min ‘ilmin la yanfa’u wa min qalbin la yakhsha’u wa min nafsin la tashba’u wa min da’watin la yustajabu laha

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from knowledge which does not benefit, from a heart that does not entertain the greatness (of Allah), from a soul that is not satisfied and the supplication that is not answered.”

Source: Saheeh Muslim

Who is seeking forgiveness?


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

يَنْزِلُ رَبُّنَا كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا حِينَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الْآخِرُ فَيَقُولُ مَنْ يَدْعُونِي فَأَسْتَجِيبَ لَهُ وَمَنْ يَسْأَلُنِي فَأُعْطِيَهُ وَمَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرُنِي فَأَغْفِرَ لَهُ

Explanation:

Our Lord descends to the heaven on the last third of every night, and he says: Who is calling upon me that I may answer him? Who is asking from me that I may give him? Who is seeking my forgiveness that I may forgive him?

Source: Sahih Bukhari 1094

Our Lord! Make us not a (test and) trial for the Unbelievers


رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

Rabbana la taj’alna fitnatal lilladhina kafaru waghfir lana Rabbana innaka antal ‘Azizul-Hakim

Our Lord! Make us not a (test and) trial for the Unbelievers, but forgive us, our Lord! for Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise.[60:5]

Our Lord, write us down among those who bear witness


رَبَّنَا آمَنَّا بِمَا أَنْزَلْتَ وَاتَّبَعْنَا الرَّسُولَ فَاكْتُبْنَا مَعَ الشَّاهِدِينَ

Rabbana amanna bima anzalta wattaba ‘nar-Rusula fak-tubna ma’ash-Shahideen

Our Lord! We believe in what Thou hast revealed, and we follow the Messenger. Then write us down among those who bear witness

Al-Imran Verse 53

There is no doubt; for Allah never fails in His promise


رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ جَامِعُ النَّاسِ لِيَوْمٍ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ

Rabbana innaka jami’unnasi li-Yawmil la rayba fi innAllaha la yukhliful mi’aad

Our Lord! Thou art He that will gather mankind Together against a day about which there is no doubt; for Allah never fails in His promise.

Al-Imran Verse 9