dua for forgiveness

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 by making dua for 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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May the lord of the worlds forgive us, he loves to forgive so therefore inshallah he forgives us all. Ameen


Dear sister sadia, london - wrote on 9/3/2010 7:59:12 AMI was so much moved by your comment. I hope by this time you feel better, and u have peace in your mind. Just continue to ask Allah for forgiveness, and inshallah he will, but learn to forgive yourself too, regretting is good, it shows you really dont want to do such a thing again, but forgive urself at a point because there never will come a voice to tell you that now i have forgiven you. Do more good things, so that they compansate with the bad ones. Just know you are not alone, many women have been in your situation, the good thing about you is that you regret it, and inshallah Allah will forgive you. People go through tough and trying times in their lives, just know yours will get better one day, continue praying



salam please brothers and sisters when you talk about forgiveness u have mention repentance first which is the abstainence or stopping the sin or the action of hurting others and not repeating it and appologize and pay kaffara then u ask the person for forgiveness for what u did to him then ask God for accepting the fogiveness. this way you guarantee peace of mind



salam all sisters n brothers...my husband divorced me 1 month ago,i was pregnent on that time.i got pregnent after 5 years.we had a normal argument and my husband divorced me.it was third divorce.now my relationship is finish.my iggest sin is that i abort my baby.i dont knw y i did this,i was not willing to do this.i take appointment 2 times but i didnt do that.but in 3rd one i did.i was sacared of dunia,i am alone in this country.my husband kicked me out from home.i was living with one of my freiend and she was also give me notice to left her home.i was realy depressed on those days,i was feeling my baby is a museebat for me.i din have money no space to live,so how i can give birth to baby.i abort my baby.after doing this i couldnt sleep m crying oll time.anyone can help me to tell that how ALLAH wil forgive me.now i want my husband back my baby back.but kuch nai ho sakta.pls help me....



this is a great article. May Allah forgive us all of our sins. really needed this.


Irvine, CA

This is a beautiful writing indeed. I will forward to my family, muslim brothers ans sisters. May Allah forgive us our sins and have mercy on us as we strive to forgive those who have wronged us in any way. Thanks to the Writer of the article. Ramadan kareem to you all.


The Hague, Netherlands

asalaamalaykum brothers and sisters. i have come here for advice. today my mother had told me to read my zuhr namaz and i said i would. but i had earlier woken up and was lazy. therefore i went to my room and locked the door. i waited around for a lttle while and left my room. when my mother had asked me if i had prayed i said yes. now i feel extremely guilty and am very scared. please e-mail me any suggestions for things i can do to be forgiven by Allah. pleasehelp me!



O Allah! I ask You to exalt my fame, lighten my burden, purify me heart, keep me chaste, forgive me my sins and I ask of You a high rank in the Garden.O Allah! Bless me in my sight, in my hearing, in my soul, in my body, in my conduct; bless me in my life, in my family, in my work; accept my good deeds, and I ask of You a high rank in the Garden.O Allah! I seek refuge in You against difficulties, calamities, troubles, oppression and the ridicule of enemies.O Allah! O Controller of the Hearts! Keep my heart firm in Your religion; keep it contented with Your worship.O Allah! Grant us increase and not decrease, honour and not dishonour; give us Your favours and do not deprive us; prefer us, let not others be preferred to us.O Allah! Grant us the best of outcomes in all our affairs, and save us from disgrace in this world and from punishment in the Hereafter.O Allah! Grant me soundness of belief, goodness of character, forgiveness of my sins, and Your eternal pleasure in the Hereafter.ALLAH, on this day, streghten me in carrying out Your commands, let me taste the sweetness of Your remembrance, grant me, through Your graciousness, that I give thanks to you. Protect me, with Your protection and cover, O the most discerning of those who see. Ameen



Jazzakallahu Khairen brother! may allah forfive us all maiin...


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Jazzakallahu Khairen brother!


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