Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih Meaning in Arabic & Benefits

Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih is a Dua powerful that it has been supplicated frequently by our Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) to forgive his sins. The dua is so powerful that Allah would forgive him if he had fled the battlefield fighting in the cause of Allah. [Riyad as-Salihin]


Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih in Arabic

The full Dua is written in Arabic with the Diacritical as:

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ

and Without the Diacritical:

أستغفر الله وأتوب اليه


Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih

Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih Meaning

The General meaning of the dua is: “I seek forgiveness from Allah and repent towards Him”.

Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih Meaning in Arabic & Benefits

Dua Benefits

The benefits of reciting this dua are the same as Istighfar the things that this supplication is asking for which are:

  • All the sins will be forgiven no matter how big it is.
  • It opens the doors of Mercy.
  • It relieves you. When you feel that sadness within you
  • It opens the door of sustenance (food, shelter & drink)
  • Asking for forgiveness from Allah is the best kind of prayer.
  • It’s Sunnah from our Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ)

Dua Source

Abu Huraira Narrated that:I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying.” Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih more than seventy times a day.”

 Sahih al-Bukhari 6307

Another Haidth that talk about how it would forgive your sins no matter how big it is.

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who says: ‘Astaghfir ullah-alladhi la ilaha illa Huwal-Haiyul-Qayyumu, wa atubu ilaihi (I seek the forgiveness of Allah, there is no true god except Allah, the Ever-Living, the Self- Subsisting, and I turn to Him in repentance),’ his sins will be forgiven even if he should have run away from the battlefield (while he was engaged in fighting for the Cause of Allah).”

Riyad as-Salihin 1874

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