The Power of Istighfar (Part One)

Orbit Islam

18 Oct 2017

People often forget the importance of the simple yet powerful dua (supplication) – Istighfar i.e., saying “Astaghfirullah” (I seek forgiveness of Allah). It is the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) to seek istighfaar 100 times daily. Let us see the benefits and virtues of reciting this simple beautiful supplication inShaAllah.

  • Istighfar (Astagfirullah) is the gateway of relief and happiness.
    Whenever you are in distress start reciting it and Insha Allah it will take you out of your anxiety
    and will put you in a peaceful situation and will give you happiness.
  • Istighfar removes anxiety and duas are answered.
  • Istighfar opens the door of sustenance.
  • Istighfar opens the door of mercy.
  • Istighfar opens the door of knowledge.
  • Istighfar is also gateway of productivity.
  • Istighfar relieves you. When you feel that sadness within you, when you are disturbed and frustrated,
    when anxiety surrounds you, say “Astaghfirullah” “Astaghfirullah”…
  • Reciting Astaghfiruallah is an effective method of calming our self and wipes away
    the variety of worldly worries from our mind and body. It may also help us, if we are suffering from depression,
    it calm us and lessen our depression.
  • Astaghfirullah also helps us to refrain from all forms of sins. Regularly saying this reminds us
    that Allah is everywhere and in this way there is very small chances of doing wrongful actions.
  • Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)
    said,“If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every
    distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.” [Abu Dawud].
  • In another hadith, Abdullah bin Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them)
    narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
  • “The one who (regularly) says Istighfaar, that is, frequently repent to Allah Ta’aala for sins committed,
    Allah Azza Wa-Jal will open a path from poverty and difficulties. All sorrow and hardship will be removed,
    and in its place prosperity and contentment granted. One will receive sustenance from unimagined and unexpected sources.”
  • Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said in another Hadith:
  • “The one who seeks forgiveness for Muslim males and females from Allah Ta’aala twenty six or twenty five times every day,
    Allah Ta’ala will count that person among those whose Du’a is accepted, and through the barakah of
    whom those on earth gain Rizq (sustenance).”
  • Do Tasbih of Astaghfaar at least 100 times daily as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
  • In one minute, you can say “Astaghfiru Allaah” more than 100 times! The virtue of seeking forgiveness is well-known,
    it is a reason of obtaining forgiveness, entering Paradise, having good provisions, increasing one’s strength,
    repelling harm, having affairs facilitated, the descent of rain, and increasing in wealth and children.
  • The doors of repentance are always open therefore don’t delay your repentance in a hope of tomorrow,
    as tomorrow is uncertain , Repent now and make it a habit to ask Allah’s forgiveness by reciting “Astaghfirullah”.
  • Say I believe in Allah’s mercy, I have sinned, I have gone astray, I have been negligent,
    but still I believe in Allah’s soothing mercy and forgiveness, I’ll not despair!

To Be Continued......

Prophets in the Quran : Nuh

Prophet Nuh or Noah is one of the greatest prophets in history. There are about ten generations between Nuh and Adam. After the death of Adam, people started to create statues of good people, who used to live among them before their death, and worship these statues, believing that these will protect them from evil. They even gave them names; The disbelievers of his time used to say, “never leave Wadd or Suwa' or Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr,” [Nuh, 23].


Prophets in the Quran : Idris

Among the first prophets sent after Adam, is Idris. Allah says, “And mention in the Book, Idrees. Indeed, he was a man of truth and a prophet. And We raised him to a high station,” [Maryam, 56, 57], “And [mention] Ishmael and Idrees and Dhul-Kifl; all were of the patient,” [Al-Anbya, 85].


The Blessing of Surat Al-Baqarah (Chapter: The Cow)

Abu Huraira reported that Allah's Messenger (PBUH) said: “Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqarah is recited.” [Sahih Muslim 780, Book 6, Hadith 252]. Al-Baqarah is known for being the longest chapter of the Holy Quran. It is composed of 286 verses and it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Al-Madinah. In addition to this, verse number 282 of Al-Baqarah is the longest verse in the Holy Quran, and is called “The Verse of Debt.