Duas for forgiveness

The Prophet Muhammad said, the one who repents for a sin is like the one who has not committed a sin (al-Bayhaqi and Ibn Majah). Peace and blessings be upon him.

Ramadan, according to one Hadith, is divided into three parts. Its beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness and its end is freedom from the Hellfire. As we are currently in the days of forgiveness, we thought it would be worthwhile to share a couple of supplications (Duas) from the Quran and Hadith whereby we can ask God's forgiveness. We have also included some suggested Duas of our own that you can use at the bottom of this article.

From the Quran

  • Rabbanaa faghfir lana thunoobana wa kaffir 'anna sayyiaatinaa wa tawaffanaa ma 'al abraar.

    Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and efface our bad deeds and take our souls in the company of the righteous (Quran 3:193).
  • Rabbana thalamnaa anfusanaa wa illam taghfir lanaa wa tar hamnaa lanakoo nunna meen al khasireen.

    Our Lord! We have sinned against ourselves and unless You grant us forgiveness and bestow Your mercy upon us, we shall most certainly be lost.

  • Rabbanagh firlanaa wa li ikhwaa ninallatheena sabaqoonaa bil eemani wa la taj'al fee quloobinaa ghillall lillatheena aamanoo rabbanaa innaka raoofur raheem.

    Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and leave not, in our hearts, rancour (or sense of injury) against those who have believed. Our Lord! Thou art indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful (Quran 59:10).

  • Rabbanagh firlana thunoobana wa israfana fee amrina wa thabbit aqdaa mana wan surna alal qawmil kafireeen.

    Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and the lack of moderation in our doings, and make firm our steps and succor us against those who deny the truth (Quran 3:147).

From the Hadith

  • Allahummagh firli thanbi kullahu diqqahu wa jillahu wa awwalahoo wa akhirahoo wa 'ala niyyatahoo wa sirrahoo.

    Oh Allah! Forgive me all my sins, great and small, the first and the last, those that are apparent and those that are hidden (Muslim).

  • Astaghfir Allah wa atoobu ilayh.

    I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him (Bukhari, Muslim. It is recommended that this Dua be said 100 times during the day).

  • Allhumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa'fu anni

    Oh Allah! You are Forgiving and love forgiveness so forgive me (Bukhari. This Dua is specifically recommended for the Night of Power or Laylatul Qadr).

Other Duas

  • My Lord, the Forgiving One! I have committed so many sins every day of my life. Only You can forgive, please forgive me!

  • My Merciful Creator, give me the strength to forgive others as I seek  Your forgiveness.

  • Ya Allah, forgive me for all of my sins and help me always turn to You seeking forgiveness and Mercy until I die.

 

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Comments

If somebody was to break their fast before iftar, what is the recommended dua that they need to say in order to repent,and how many times a day should they say it?

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England

If one has committed sin and pray for forgiveness ,then whether ALLAH SWT will not take hisab kitab from the sinner during qayamat

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India

yaa allaah forgive all islam wich stay every where, ya rabbi you love forgive plz forgive me my great and small sins, that appearant and hide.. yaa rabbi forgive

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somalia

Assalamu alaikum brother and sister. Please pray for me I'm going on tremendous pressure and it is for my sins.i feel like I will not be able to sustain. Please pray for me.
Assalamu alaikum.

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Bangladesh

Assalamoalikum,ALLAH's rehmth is far far more than our sins,once we feel sorry for wot we have been doing,thats because we are in rehmth of ALLAH.ask for forgivness,cry,and all are erased.yes if done anything bad to people.erase bad with something done good.

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Islamabad

salam guys,,,,plz dont submit ur sins on here or tell amyone,,,everything is and should remain between u and allah...no one cant do anything apart from allah,,,yeah its ok to ask people to pray for yourself but hide your sins so it maybe allah hide your sin on day of judgement too...

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Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful."
Qul ya 'ibadiya allatheena asrafoo 'ala anfusihim la taqnatoo min rahmati Allahi inna Allaha yaghfiru alththunooba jamee'an innahu huwa alghafooru alrraheemu
قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَى أَنفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِن رَّحْمَةِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعاً إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

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salam un alaikum brothers n sisters in islam.. i wd wana tell ull that once u ve askd frgvness frm allah.. let the sins u have comitted be between u n allah.. dont let others know about it.. because on the day of judgement who ever knows about ur sins shall give witness against u for the sins u have comitted.. and allah does forgive any1 who seeks forgiveness but remember.. let no one els except you and ur loard know about your sins.. let allah forgive all those who seek his forgiveness.. aameen.. wassalaam

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What if someone commits shirk and then repents to Allah?. Does this in which case meen your forgiven.

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los angeles

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