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Seeking Forgiveness

Compiled & translated

By

Abbas Abu Yahya[1]

 

1 – Knowing that Allaah is the One Who forgives

From Ibn Abbas Radhi Allaahu anhu said who said that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said: that Allaah Azza wa Jal said:

من علم أني ذو قدرة على مغفرة الذنوب غفرت له و لا أبالي ما لم يشرك بي شيئا

‘Whoever knows that I have the capability to forgive sins, then I will forgive him and not care,  as long as he did not associate anything with Me.’

[Collected by Tabrani and Albaani declared it to be Hasan in Saheeh al-Jamia no. 4330]

 

2 – Hundred times a Day

From al Aghra Radhi Allaahu anhu who said I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- saying:

يا أيها الناس ! توبوا إلى الله واستغفروه فإني أتوب إلى الله وأستغفره في كل يوم مائة مرة

‘O you people repent to Allaah and seek His forgiveness, since indeed I repent to Allaah and I seek His forgiveness a hundred times every day.’

[Collected by Ahmad & Albaani declared it to have a saheeh Isnad in Saheehah no.  1452]

 

 

3 – Seeking Forgiveness for Parents

Allaah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala said:

رَّبِّ ٱغۡفِرۡ لِي وَلِوَٰلِدَيَّ وَلِمَن دَخَلَ بَيۡتِيَ مُؤۡمِنٗا وَلِلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَٰتِۖ

<<My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women. >>

[Nuh: 28]

Allaah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala said:

وَقُل رَّبِّ ٱرۡحَمۡهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرٗا ٢٤

<< and say: ‘My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was small.’ >>

[al-Isra: 24]

From Abu Hurairah – Radi Allaahu anhu – who said that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

 إن الرجل لترفع درجته في الجنة فيقول : أنى ( لي ) هذا ؟ فيقال : باستغفار ولدك لك

‘Indeed Allaah raises the grade of a righteous slave of His in Paradise so much that the slave of Allaah says: ‘O My Lord! From where is all this for me? He will say: ‘By your son seeking forgiveness for you.’

[Collected by Ibn Majah, Ahmad, Ibn Abi Shaybah in ‘al-Mussanaf’, Asbahani in ‘Targheeb’, Baghawi in ‘Sharh as-Sunnah’, and by ad-Diyaa & Albaani declared its Isnad as hasan in Saheehah no.1598]

 

Abul Hasan as-Sindi -Rahimullaah- (d. 1138 A.H.) said in his explanation of ‘Sunnan Ibn Majah’:

‘Therefore it is necessary for the son to seek forgiveness for his parents.’

[From ‘Sunnan Ibn Majah’ No. 3660]

 

Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan was asked:

‘My mother seeks forgiveness and makes Tasbeeh  a hundred times a day for her parents daily, what is the ruling of seeking forgiveness for parents after they have passed away?

The Shaykh answered:

‘This is a good thing, seeking forgiveness for parents and the Muslims, a person seeks forgiveness for himself, his parents and the Muslims, this is a matter which is legislated.

رَّبِّ ٱغۡفِرۡ لِي وَلِوَٰلِدَيَّ وَلِمَن دَخَلَ بَيۡتِيَ مُؤۡمِنٗا

<< My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer>> like Nuh – alayhi as-Salaam- said.

واستغفر لذنبك وللمؤمنين والمؤمنات

 

<< Seek forgiveness for your sins and the believing men and women. >> Like Allaah said to our Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.

Seeking forgiveness for a person, his parents, his relatives, and his Muslim brothers, the living and the dead, is a matter which is needed, and a person should do this a lot.’

[Taken from: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/13605]

 

4 – Seeking Forgiveness for the Believers

From Ubadah bin as-Samitt Radhi Allaahu anhu who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- saying:

من استغفر للمؤمنين و للمؤمنات كتب الله له بكل مؤمن و مؤمنة حسنة

‘Whoever sought forgiveness for believing men and believing women, Allaah writes a good deed for him for every believing man and woman.’

[Collected by Tabrani and Albaani declared it to be Hasan in Saheeh al-Jamia no. 6026]


[1] I seek forgiveness for the translator, his family, his parents, his brothers & sisters and all the Muslims.

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