Sayyidul Istighfar Dua in Arabic, Meaning and Transliteration


“Sayyidul Istighfar” is an Arabic phrase that translates to “The Master of Seeking Forgiveness.” It refers to the best dua for seeking forgiveness. Our beloved Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) said that whoever recites this dua during the day with a firm belief in the supplication and dies on the same day (before the evening) will be among the people of Paradise.

Sayyidul Istighfar in Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَىَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي، فَاغْفِرْ لِي، فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ.

Sayyidul Istighfar Dua in Arabic, Meaning and Transliteration

Pronunciation

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Sayyidul Istighfar In English

O Allah, You are my Lord, none has the right to be worshipped except You, You created me and I am Your servant, and I abide by Your covenant and promise [to honor it] as best I can, I take refuge in You from the evil of which I committed, I acknowledge Your favor upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily none can forgive sins except You.

Sayyidul Istighfar Dua Transliteration

Allahumma anta rabbi laaa ilaaha illa anta. Khalaqtani wa ana Abduka,wa ana `ala `ahdika wa wa`dika mastata`tu, Audhu bika min Sharri ma sanatu, abu’u Laka binimatika `alaiya, wa abu’u laka bidhanbi faghfir lee fa innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta.

Dua Source

Shaddad bin Aus narrated :The Prophet (ﷺ) said “The most superior way of asking for forgiveness from Allah is: ‘Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Khalaqtani wa ana Abduka, wa ana ala ahdika wa wadika mastatatu, Audhu bika min Sharri ma sanatu, abu’u Laka bini matika `alaiya, wa abu’u laka bidhanbi faghfir lee fa innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta.”

The Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) added. “If somebody recites it during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.”

Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith number 6306,

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