Beneficial hadith

I just wanted to share this beneficial hadith with you:

“Whosoever asks forgiveness for the believing men and women twenty seven times every night, shall surely be of those whose prayer is accepted and through him the people of the world are provided for.”

This hadith is narrated by at-Tabarani in his Mu’jam al-Kabir from Abi ad-Darda from the Prophet s.a.w.s.

In the collection of Prophetic prayers, al-Madad an-Nabawi, under the section of ‘Prayers after the dawn and evening Salah, al-Habib ‘Umar bin Hafidh recommends that one recites:

Astaghfirullah alladhi la ilaha illa huwa ar-Rahman ir-Rahim al-Hayy ul-Qayyum alladhi la yamut wa atubu ilayh rabbi ghafirli. (27 times) 

I seek forgiveness from Allah, the One; there is no god but He, alone, the Most Merciful, the Compassionate, the Living, the Eternal, the Ever-Living, and I repent to Him; O Lord forgive me.

Astaghfirullah lilmu’minina wa’l-mu’minat. (27 times)

I ask forgiveness from Allah for all the believing men and believing women.


The above is taken from the booklet “The Glorious Treasure, on the knowledge required of a muslim and supplications for different occasions” (al-Dhakhira al-Musharafa) by al-Habib ‘Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh bin al-Sheikh Abubakr bin Salim from the blessed Dar ul-Mustafa Tarim (Yemen) and translated by M.A. Mbaye. This booklet is the first book to be taught to students of knowledge before the Bidayat al-Hidaya of imam al-Ghazali and Risalat al-Mudhakara of imam al-Haddad.


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