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"And as for those whose faces have been whitened, in the mercy of Allah they dwell for ever." — Holy Qur'an 3:107

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:

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Surah Zumar Ayats 53-54

Transliteration English Translation
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
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.

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Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (33 beads)

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (1)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (2)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (3)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (4)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (5)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (6)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (7)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (8)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (9)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (10)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (11)
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer,
and I turn to Him in repentance.

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

End Notes

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

References

  1. Yusuf Ali, A. The Holy Qur'an (translation and commentary). American Trust Publications, 1977.

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