– 5 Excellences of Invoking istagfar
(Seeking Forgiveness) 1. Cleansing the Rust of the Heart It is narrated by Sayyiduna Anas raxiallahu anh that the Knower of the Hidden, the Immaculate Prophet alaihissalam has stated, ‘Without doubt, just like iron, the heart also rusts; reciting Istighfar cleanses it.’ (Majma’-uz-Zawaid, pp. 346, vol. 10, adiš 17575)
2. Salvation from Worries and Misery
It is narrated by Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas -raziallahu anh
that the Holy Prophet alaihissalam ( has stated, ‘Whoever makes (invocation of) Istighfar necessary for himself, Allah
will distance every worry from him, will bless him with relief from every misery, and will bestow him with sustenance
from such a source which he cannot conceive.’ (Sunan Ibn Majah,pp. 257, vol. 4, adiš 3819)
3. Appealing Record of Deeds
It is narrated by Sayyiduna Zubair bin ‘Awwam raziaalahu anh that
the Beloved and Blessed Prophet )Alaihissalam ‘ ( has stated, Treasure of Blessings
‘Whoever would like for his record of deeds to make him happy should increase the recitation of Istighfar in it.’ (Majma’-uz-Zawaid, pp. 347, vol. 10, adiš 17579)
4. Glad Tidings! It is narrated by sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Busr that he heard the Prophet of Ra mah saying, ‘Glad tidings are for him who finds Istighfar in abundance in his
record of deeds.’ (Sunan Ibn Majah, pp. 257, vol. 4, adiš 3818)