Dua For Forgiveness Major Sins

As humans, we are bound to make mistakes and commit sins. Yet, seeking forgiveness from Allah (SWT) should be our utmost priority, as it allows us to repent and return to His merciful embrace. There are several ways to ask for forgiveness in Islam, including reciting Dua to seek forgiveness for major sins.

Duas like Sayyid Al-Istighfar, Astaghfirullah, or other duas help believers repent, seek pardon, and cleanse their souls from the sins they have committed knowingly or unknowingly.

As part of this guide, we will explore Sayyid Al-Istighfar, the most powerful dua, and other supplications mentioned in Hadith for seeking forgiveness.

Powerful Dua For Forgiveness of Major Sins in Islam

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When seeking forgiveness for major sins, various powerful duas can be recited, such as:

Sayyid Al-Istighfar: Most Powerful Dua

Dua For Forgiveness Major Sins - Sayyid Al-Istighfar

You can recite the dua known as Sayyid Al-Istighfar to seek mercy for serious sins in Islam. This dua holds immense significance and is considered one of the most potent supplications for seeking forgiveness from Allah.

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلا أَنْتَ

Pronunciation: “Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa Anta Khalaqtani wa ana abduka, wa ana ‘ala ahdika wa wa’dika mastata’tu, A’udhu bika min Sharri ma sana’tu, abu’u Laka bini’matika ‘alaiya, wa Abu’u Laka bidhanbi faghfirli fainnahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta”

Meaning: “O Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshiped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 6306, at-Tirmidhi; 3393, an-Nasa’i; 5522, Ahmad; 16662]

Sayyid Al-Istighfar is a comprehensive prayer that acknowledges one’s sins, seeks forgiveness, and affirms faith in the Mercy and forgiveness of Allah. It’s a means of seeking repentance and cleansing the heart from the burden of major sins.

Dua From Hadith

Dua From Hadith

You can also recite some powerful duas from the Hadith to seek relief for sins in Islam. Ibn Mas`ud (RAA) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

“He who says,

أسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ الَّذِي لا إلَهَ إلا هُوَ الحَيُّ القَيُومُ وَأتُوبُ إلَيهِ

Pronunciation: `Astaghfir ullah-alladhi la ilaha illa Huwal-Haiyul-Qayyumu, wa atubu ilaihi

Meaning: “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).” [Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi and Al-Hakim (on conditions of Al-Bukhari and Muslims for accepting Hadith)]. [Riyad as-Salihin 1874]

Also, `Abdullah bin `Amr narrated from Abu Bakr As-Siddiq that he said:

“O Messenger of Allah, teach me a supplication that I may supplicate with in my Salat.” He (ﷺ) said: “Say: (Allāhumma innī ẓalamtu nafsī ẓulman kathīran wa lā yaghfirudh-dhunūba illā anta faghfirlī maghfiratan min `indika warḥamnī innaka antal-Ghafūrur-Raḥīm). ‘O Allah, I have wronged myself much, and none forgives sins except You. So forgive me with forgiveness from You, and have mercy upon me, indeed, You are the Forgiving, the Merciful’” [Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3531]

Other Duas for Seeking Forgiveness

Duas for Seeking Forgiveness

To seek forgiveness further, you can also recite other duas that are specifically dedicated to seeking forgiveness from Allah. These duas serve as supplications and acts of repentance, expressing remorse for the committed sins and seeking Allah’s Mercy and Forgiveness.

One such dua is Astaghfirullah:

استغفر الله واتوب اليه

Meaning: ‘I seek forgiveness from Allah.’

This dua can be recited repeatedly to seek forgiveness for any sins, major or minor. Also, there are several Quran verses we can recite for seeking forgiveness:

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإنْ لَمْ تَغْفِرْلَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الخَاسِرِينَ

Pronunciation: “Rabbana zalamna anfusana wa-in lam taghfir lana wa-tarhamna la-nakunanna minal-khasirin”

Meaning: “Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You do not forgive us and have mercy on us, we will certainly be lost.” [Surah Al-A’raf, 7:23]

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْلَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَءُوفُ رَّحِيم

Pronunciation: “Rabbana-ghfir lana wa li ikhwaninal-laziina sabaquuna bil-iman, wa laa taj-al fii quluubina ghillal-lil lazina aamanuu, rabbanaa innaka raufur-rahim”

Meaning: “Our Lord! Forgive us and our fellow believers who preceded us in faith, and do not allow any resentments into our hearts towards those who believe. Our Lord! Indeed, You are Ever Gracious, Most Merciful.” [Surah Al-Hashr, 59:10]

رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الأَبْرَارِ

Pronunciation: “Rabbana fa-ghfir lana zunuubana wa-kaffir anna sayyi-aatina wa-tafawwafaa maal-abrar”

Meaning: “Our Lord! Forgive our sins, remove from us our misdeeds, and grant that we join the righteous when we die.” [Surah Ali Imran, 3:193]

It’s important to recite these duas with sincerity and a true intention to seek forgiveness, as Allah is the All-Forgiving and the Most Merciful.

Seeking Allah’s Forgiveness Through the Power of Dua

Dua for Allah’s forgiveness of major sins is essential in the Islamic faith. It serves as a means for believers to connect with Allah and seek forgiveness for their transgressions.

When recited with a pure heart and intention, these Duas can bring about a transformational change in an individual’s life. It allows the person to reflect on their actions and seek redemption from Allah, the most merciful and compassionate.

We must all strive to seek forgiveness for our sins and lead a pleasing life to Allah. Let us all turn to Allah with humility, sincerity, and complete trust and seek His forgiveness through dua.

Omar Abdullah

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