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:
|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.
- A. Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur’an, 1253.