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Book of Namaz | Sayfa : 236

PRAYER OF ISTIGFÂR
(ENTREATING FOR FORGIVENESS)

[In many âyat-i karîmas it is purported: “Remember Me often”
and in the (Izâ jâe) sûra, it is purported: “Entreat Me for
forgiveness. I will accept your supplications; I will forgive your
sins.” As is seen, Allahu ta’âlâ commands us to entreat Him for
forgiveness. For this reason, Hadrat Muhammad Ma’thûm said in
the second volume, 80th letter: “Obeying this order, I recite the
prayer of istighfâr three times after each namâz and I say
“Estaghfirullah” sixty seven times. The prayer of istighfâr is
“Estaghfirullahel’azîm ellezî lâ ilâhe illâ huw el hayyel qayyûme we
etûbu ileyh”. You too recite this often! One should keep its
meaning in mind as “O my Allah! Forgive me!” while saying it each
time. It saves the person who recites it and those around him from
troubles and difficulties. Many people have recited it. Its benefits
have always been seen.] [When one goes to sleep, one should say
“Yâ Allah, yâ Allah” and three times: “Estaghfirullah min kulli mâ
kerihallah” One should continue to recite these until falling asleep.]
Sheikh-ul-islâm Ahmad Nâmiqî Jâmî passed away in 536 H.
[1142 A.D.]. He says in his book (Miftâh-un-najât): “If a person
makes repentance and istighfâr and observes their conditions,
every street he passes, everywhere that he lives becomes proud of
him. The moon, the sun and the stars pray for him. His grave
becomes a garden of Paradise. He who can not attain an effective
tawba, should accompany those who do. In a hadîth-i sherîf, it is
stated: (The most valuable of ‘ibâdats [acts of worship] is to love
Awliyâ [the dear slaves of Allahu ta’âlâ]) and again: “All the sins
of he who makes tawba and istighfâr will be forgiven”.
[Tawba is
done by the heart. Istighfâr is done by saying it.]
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PRAYER OF TAWHÎD
Yâ Allah, yâ Allah. Lâ ilâhe illallah Muhammedun Resûlullah.
Yâ Rahmân, yâ Rahîm, yâ afuwwu yâ Kerîm, fa’fu annî werhamnî
yâ erhamerrâhimîn! Teweffenî muslimen we elhiqnî bissâlihîn.
Allahummaghfirlî we li-âbâî we ummehâtî we li âbâ-i we
ummehât-i zewjetî we li-ejdâdî we jeddâtî we li-ebnâî we benâtî
we li-ikhwetî we ekhawâtî we li-a’mâmî we ammâtî we li-akhwâlî
we hâlâtî we li-ustâzî Abdulhakîm-i Arwâsî we li kâffetil
mu’minîne wel-mu’minât. “Rahmetullahi teâlâ aleyhim ejma’în.”