Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi


Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance

The above prayer is derived from the following verses of the Holy Quran1:

Transliteration English Translation
Qul yaa – ‘Ibaadiyallazinna ‘asrafuu ‘alaaa ‘anfusihim laaa taqnatuu mir – Rahmatillaah: ‘innallaaha yaqfiruz – zunuuba jamii – ‘aa. ‘Inahuu Huwal-Gafuurur-Rahiim. Say: O My servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the mercy of Allah; for Allah forgives all sins; for He is oft forgiving, most merciful. (39:53)
Wa ‘aniibuuu ‘ilaa Rabbi-kum wa ‘aslimuu lahuu min-qabli ‘any – ya -tiyakumul- ‘Azaabu summa laa tunsaruun. Turn ye to the Lord (in repentance) and bow to His will before the penalty comes to you; after that ye shall not be helped. (39:54)

Let us now recite the prayer for forgiveness with humility, courage and conviction.

  1. A. Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur’an, 1253.
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