Power of “Istighfar” (A moving story about seeking Allah’s forgiveness)

This story about “Istighfar” is from the life of Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal, who is considered as a renowned scholar of Islam and a famous theologian. Imam Ahmed is also considered to be the founder of the Hanbali school of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and is one of the most celebrated Sunni theologians, often referred to as the “Sheikh ul-Islam” or the “Imam of Ahl al-Sunnah.”

During his old age, while Imam Ahmed was travelling he stopped by a town. After the prayers, he wanted to stay for the night in the masjid yard because he didn’t know anyone in the town. Owing to his humility, he hadn’t introduced himself to anyone thinking that if he did, he would be welcomed by many people.

Failing to recognize Ahmed bin Hanbal, the caretaker of the mosque refused to let him stay in the mosque. As Imam Ahmed was quite old, the caretaker had to drag him out of the mosque. On seeing this, a baker from a nearby place felt pity for this man (Imam Ahmed) and offered to be the host to him for the night. During his stay with the baker, Imam Ahmed observed that the baker would constantly recite Istighfar (seek forgiveness from Allah). Imam Ahmed asked the baker if the constant practice of saying Istighfar had any effect on him. The baker responded by telling Imam Ahmed that Allah had accepted all of his duas (supplications), except one. When he asked him what dua was it that hadn’t been accepted, the baker replied that he had been asking Allah to provide him the privilege to meet the famous scholar Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal.

On this, Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal said that Allah had not only listened to his dua but had dragged him onto his (the baker’s) doorsteps. [Summarized from Al Jumuah magazine, vol 19, issue 7]

This story is a reminder of the power of saying Istighfar (seeking forgiveness) frequently. Let’s remember that the prophet used to say Istighfar frequently during the day. Tafseer Al-Qurtubi states:

A man complained to Al-Hasan about a drought, and he said to him: “Pray to Allah for forgiveness.”

Another man complained to him of poverty and he said to him: “Pray to Allah to forgive you.”

Another man said to him: “Pray to Allah to bless me with a child.” He said: “Pray to Allah for forgiveness.”

Another complained to him that his garden was dry. He said to him: “Pray to Allah for forgiveness.”

He was asked about it and he said: “This is not my personal opinion, for Allah says in Surah Nooh (interpretation of the meaning): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance. And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.” Tafseer Al-Qurtubi (18/301-302)

The following are the verses of Surah Nuh from the Noble Quran.

quran surah nooh verse 10 istighfar

And said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver.

istighfar quran surah nooh verse 11

He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers

astaghfurallah quran surah nooh verse 12

And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.

One of the narrators of a Hadith was asked about the manner in which forgiveness is to be sought, to which he answered: “The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to say: ‘Astaghfirullah! Astaghfirullah! (I beseech Allah for forgiveness, I beseech Allah for forgiveness)’.” [Sahih Muslim].

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151 comments… add one
  • muslima

    Allah O Akbar! An amazing story. This website has great soul inspiring articles that are easy to understand and accurate, God bless you for your work, its great!

  • Iman Harris

    I got goose bumps reading this. It just shows you Allah gives what you need when you need it and I needed this story. All Praise Due To Allah.

  • Ahmad Said

    It goes to show how benevolent Allah swt is to His slaves. You just say these few words and He grants you millions of your du’a. Glory be to Him, d Most High.

  • Sameena

    Alhamdolillah! What a story, and what a lot it has to teach – the power of Istighfar; the Benevolence of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) and the humility of Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal. It strenthens your Eeman; it turns you towards Allah; and it shows you how insignificant are people’s reactions to us though we foolishly attach undue importance to them.

  • angsana

    Allahuakbar, isighfar is supposed to clean your heart and mind, and we need to do it on daily basis. Repentance is good for the mind, soul and body.

  • AA,

    This is truly a moving story it has really touched me and I have felt it. Jazakallah for sharing this with me. May Allah bless your site, you and your causes. Ameen. Please remember me in your dua’s.

    Salaam

  • HUMERA

    SUBHANALLAH..I CANNOT STOP CRYING…SUBHANALLAH SO TOUCHING STORY.

    • I FEEL THE SAME SISTER

      MAY ALLAH SWT HAVE MERCY AND US AND FORGIVE US.

      ALL MY LOVE SIHAM

  • mohmad siddique

    Allah helps his slaves through ways unknowns to us and constant touba is very important tool to associate ourselves with Him.

  • mohmad siddique

    Allah [swt] helps His slaves through ways unknown to us and seeking forgiveness constantly from Him is best tool available with us to associate ourselves with His Rehmat.

  • Ahmad TJ

    Allah askd Holy prophet S.A.W. to seek for forgiveness(even though he was forgiven any future acts if there was any S.A.W) bt stl he (S.A.W) did seek Allah’s forgivnes. It is a lesson wat we shld adhere to n constantly. May Allah forgiv our sins, amiin.

  • Romana Sayeed

    Assalaamualaikum,
    A moving story indeed! But how many of us would react the way Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal did to the treatment he got! Truly spiritual people are just not affected by how people treat them. We should learn to focus on Allah and ignore the pettiness of people.
    JazakAllah for bringing such inspiring stories to your readers.

  • Theron

    Al Humdillilah! What a wonderful hadith

  • Habiba

    Subhannallah Wabihamdi

  • Tauseef Ahamd malik

    beautiful……………….God is not unaware of his slaves ……really ……

  • SUBHANALLAH

    AL HAMDULILAH

    ALLAHU AKBAR.

    MAY ALLAH ACCEPT US, HAVE MERCY ON US AND FORGIVE US.

    AMEEN

  • k kader

    mashallah what an inspiring story has taught me that if we have patience and keep asking for his forgiveness our prayers will be answered

  • Mohammed Siddiqui

    SubhaanAllah
    Insha-Allah, I shall start doing this right now and try to continue as much as Allah wills.

  • habib

    This shows the mercy Allah Subhanahu wata alaa has on his slaves. Allahu Akbar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jamilah

    masyaAllah…what a very touching story about Imam Ahmad Rahmatullah alaih

  • nida

    Mashallah. We must always seek forgiveness from Allah because of the many things we do which we might not have intended to be bad or negative. I try to say Istagfir as many times as I can in a day. Istagfir and Alhamduliah the two go hand in hand.

    • s ahmed

      “Istagfir and Alhamduliah the two go hand in hand.” best practice 🙂

  • laila sobhee

    thank you for sharing the beautiful lesson of life may Allah allow me to always remember to ask for forgiveness

  • Sister Z

    Brought tears to my eyes and solace to my soul.
    So beautiful. Truly, we can not ask for enough forgiveness even if we spend every minute of everyday. Same goes for being thankful of Allah swt. There is no amount that will ever be enough.

    Jazakallah for sharing.

  • Dr.Shahina.

    Alhamdulilla!!!Tooo gud.Thank you so much for mailing me this link as i hav not read your post in FB.Jazakallahu khair!!!

  • Neena S

    Alhamdulillah. Jazakkallahu khayr for this excellent knowledge regarding Tawba. May Allah Forgive All of us and Accept us. Really this topic touches my heart a great. Tawba is what iam not so much doing till now. But Now through this knowledge, He reminded me that. Alhamdulillah. May Allah Bless u for sharing me this knowledge. Ameen ya Rabb.

  • shabeer

    masha allah…good info. which every one should practice

    -shabeer

  • mahmudbelel

    Glory be to Allah Lord of the world, may Allah grant us the courage to seek forgiveness from Him

  • thanks for such valuable information

  • mohammed saj

    may this give some light to the people who are searching in the dark

  • Abdul Rahim

    Thank you for sharing such a beautifull lesson – keep it going – May Allah bless all of us – Ameen

  • Muslim Youth

    All Praise Be To Allaah Alone and May Allaah’s Peace, Blessings and Mercy Be Upon Our Beloved Final Prophet, those who proceeded and those who testified his prophethood and messengership, from all of the companions, all of the Wives, all of the Family and the rest of the Ummaah till the Day Of Judgement.
    To follow:
    Assalamualai’kum,
    Dear Brothers and Sister in Creed and Faith,
    Please use
    Subh’aanhu Wa Ta’aala NOT JUST SWT
    Sallallaahu A’llayhee Wassalam OR Allaah’s Peace and Blessings Be Upon The Prophet not just S.A.W
    AND IT IS ALH’AMDULILAAH NOT ALH’AMDOLILAAH
    May Allaah Cure my heart first and thereafter others, ameen.

  • Sana

    Thanks for sharing the story. Let us all ask Allah for forgiveness of our bad deeds known/unknown and May Allah accept all our Istighfar Ameen Sumameen.

  • Tanveer Ahmed

    Jazak-Allah,
    Iqrasense is doing a very nice and benificient job.
    May Allah bless all the peoples who are associated with this website, and forgive their sins and bestow his mercy on all of them, Ameen.
    Really everytime i read the articles of Iqrasense i feel delighted and it adds to my knowledge and understanding of Islam and Allah and i get closer to Allah and ask for his repentence and mercy.
    May Allah bless all of us, who are maintaing this website, who are publishing the articles, who are reading the articles and who are sharing it further with our friends.

  • Kiran S

    Assala Mu Alikum Wa Rehmat ALLAH -i- Wa Barakatuhu

    I feel that ALLAH has brought me on to this site to bring me happiness, the topics are so relevant to our daily lives that it almost seems as the message and articles are for us as individuals. Indeed, ALLAH knows best.

    Jazak ALLAH khair for this website and may it prosper and share knowledge with all of us. AMEEN

  • DR FAROOQ

    seeking forgiveness is solution to most of our wordly problems.al hamdulilha glory for ALLAH who is always ready to accept our repentance.may allah guide us.ameen

  • Asalamualaikum, SubhanAllah, indeed what a beautiful and enriching hadith……………Mind blowing, i felt that now my sorrow will come to and end. I’m pleading Allah to give me something but instead the other way round is happeniing with me as if Allah is angry with me. Insha Allah, from now onwards i will read Istighfaar and Insha Allah with Intercession of Rassoollah (s.a.w), Imam Hambali Allah will accept my duah.

    Ameen

  • Afsana Begum

    Assalamu-alai-kum!!!

    Thanks a lot for sharing such a good story… May ALLAH bless all of us and forgive our sins. AMEEN.

  • Shoaibul Haque

    To achieve goal of DEEN & DUNIYA, ISTAGHFAR is a must.

  • Mufutau Adesina Ibrahim

    Thanks for this important article reminding us of the need to continually seek for forgiveness of sins from Allah. May Allah forgive all our sins. Amin.

  • sabiyakausar

    a very nice truth, really ISTAGHFAR has great power

  • Nyla

    Amazing! Im a new Muslim and thru this story, I now understand why my husband is always saying Astarghfirullah. May Allah preserve all of us. Amin.

  • Ekubarebi

    It is a great story. It shows us how Istigfar help us to increase our Iman as well as how can we achieve our dreams.

  • Mohammed Shamshuzzaman

    Subhan Allah!
    It’s really a great story, which enhance the light of taqwa in our heart.Thank you very much. I appreciate the Iqra Site for sharing such mind blowing information. We all must recite Astagferullah Azimul Lazi Lailaha Ilallah howal haiul qaiumo watubo alaiyhe.

    • Rahmah

      Alhamdulillah – May Allah reward you for this wonderful story

  • Mohammad Faisal Gubat

    ALHAMDOLILLAH! The Power of Istighfar reminds me the reason why for years my Du’as were not answered. I believe, a slaves should always ask forgiveness from ALLAH Subhana wa Ta ‘Ala because we are always erring.
    Jazakallaho Khair.

  • Waseem Ahmad Baba

    It is truly a moving story. It will surely help me a lot. Alhamdulillah, and thanking you people for providing us these great islamic treasures.

  • Reshma

    Assalamalaikum,,

    Subhanallah…..!! the story has just incredible moral and to Learn Lots about the Mercy and glad tidings of ALLAH.SWT For his slaves..
    Readign ISTEGFAR not just FORGIVES us but also makes our supplications to be accepted for the humble humility of seeking FORGIVENESS to ALLAH.SWT.
    it says ALLAH loves his slaves seeking FORGIVENESS every time for all our minor or major sins with or without knowledge and there by when we seek forgiveness Allah shows all mercy to his slaves that he even accepts his/her supplications
    THANKS FOR MAKING US KNOW SUCH A WEALTHFUL moral of ISTIGFAR i pray Let we Follow this for all the rewards as well forgiveness Ameen..

  • kamil nafis

    thanks for the guiding us, this story tells us we should always be grateful to Allah & should ask for his forgiveness .
    Jazakallaho khair

  • AFZAL

    “ASTAG’H_FIR’ULLAHA_RAB’BI_WA_ATOOBO_ELAIHE”.

    MAY ALLAH GUIDE US ALL AND ALSO GIVE US THE ABILITY TO ASK FOR HIS FORGIVENESS AT LEAST BEFORE GOING TO BED BECAUSE, “ONE IS NOT SURE WHETHER HE/SHE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE LIGHT OF THE NEXT DAY”. SO WHY NOT ASK FOR ALLAH’S FORGIVENESS & NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY…AMEEN.

  • yasin

    asalaam aleykum
    Praise be to AllAH and may Allah shower peace n blessing to our beloved prophet Muhammad.
    Thank you for your wonderful insights. I totally agree with the power of asking forgiveness in our lives.

  • malek

    assalamoaleikum

    Thanks for the great article on istghfar. We should bear in mind that this life on earth is very short. Istighfar is one the many ways to help us realize our faults and sins and will help us on the day of judgement.

    Thanks a thousand times for this precious article.

  • rima

    It is very humbling to know that Rasulullah saw who was guaranteed to go to heaven would also recite astaghfirullah regularly, whereas, myself who often even forget the wrongdoings that I have done, do not practise it regularly. I hope that Allah would forgive all of our sins and show us the way to become truly his humble servant. Amin.

  • Amreen

    Alhamdulillah….. All praise be to Allah alone. Will practice ishtaghfar daily from today. Thanks for this wonderful article. Keep up the good work!!

  • Mahmud Ahmad

    Assalamualaykum thanks for the artice and may Allah forgive us

  • AbdulLateef Alamutu

    JazaKumuLlahu Khaeran for this wonderful article

  • nazeeruddin

    Salaam elekum,

    Mashaallah,All praise to allah. Allah Forgive all of our muslim bros & Sisters.
    jazzak-allahukair

  • Shaista Naaz

    Jazakallah Khair for sharing this so very important but ignored knowledge.

  • Khamis Diriye

    Very moving and Awekening, May ALLAH reward this team for the good job.

  • Abdullahi Dakas

    Alhamdu lillah. This is the best thing I have found today…Saying only one word (Astaghfirullah), you have a lot of blessings. Jaza kallah khayr

    • IBRAHIM SHEKUE

      Assalam alaykum warahmatu llah wabarakatuh, i ask allah to forgive us our sins firstly, but lets me remind you my fellow muslim that, not only reciting a word, will make you being forgiven by the allah, but we have to bear in our mind that the eeman to what we say nis so important.

  • Ahmadu Umaru Babayi

    May Allah continue to support you in this noble cause. Alhamdulillah!Astaghfirullah!

  • Baliks Moh,d

    Alhamdulilahi!! I think this is what I really needed.

    Thanks! Ya Robi…..

  • Syed Firasath Ahmed

    Assalamualaikum to all bros n sis.

    MASHAALLAH he had come to now the very power tool to get answer for our duas n supplications..May Allah gudie us to the straight path..Aameen..

  • Shehu Mohammed

    Wonderful article. May Allah reward you and forgive all our short comings.

  • Mokhtar Ahmad

    This is a great piece of writing. We will have to make istigfaar to Allah everyday as we do not remember how many times we are violating His Orders. May Allah enables all of us to make such type of dua and istigfaar all the times.

  • shaheen

    aslmalkm
    jazakallahu khair for sending me a very precious message to me..
    maasalaam

  • Noor Mohammed

    Assala Mu Alikum Wa Rehmat ALLAH -i- Wa Barakatuhu

    we feel that ALLAH has brought me on to this site to bring me happiness, the topics are so relevant & in right path to our day to day lives that it almost seems as the message and articles are for us and for all ummah of islam . Indeed, ALLAH knows best.

    Jazak ALLAH khair for this website very good and may it prosper and share knowledge with all of us. AMEEN

  • naushad

    islam is the best religion in the world if we try to study it well or understad it well.

  • Ansari

    SalaamAlaikum wa rahmatilahi wa barkatuhu,

    Mashallah, also we should make practice to say atleast 70 times a day.

    Wa salaam

  • Ameen

    Thanks a lot for reminding me to seek forgiveness from Allah. May Allah reward you with multiples.

  • Fazaludeen

    Asalaam ali-kum,
    Dear Brother thanks for story, and i pass on my sincerce thanks for to the brother who send me the link, it is need for the hour for me, as this story has given me much of peace of mind and has done good to my depression. i shall try to implement the moral of the story on my life. Please do dua for me. All Praise To Ar-rahmaan and thanks for my lord to helping me resolve my issues and he has often done this to me. Looking forward for article like above.

  • dr zulfiqar

    i feel spiritual motivation by reading stories and hadiths you have done morvellous job
    MAY GOD ACCEPT YOUR EFFORTS

  • Ansar

    Jazakallah Khair, for sharing this story. Allah has indeed given us countless examples for us to see and learn. May Allah forgive us and guide us all.

  • MUJAHID ALI

    ALLAHU AKBAR, May Allah forgive our mistakes, those we know and those we dont know. Amin.

  • Munsi Asraf

    We have no alternative but to commit istigfar as much as possiible with a view to achieve kindness of Almighty Allah as well as true welbeing.

  • very encouraging, indeed -may Allah reward you all for the efforts.

  • seema

    alhamdu lillah .iam really happy to be in this site

    allah is guarding me!!!!

  • Najimudeen

    asalam alaekum thanks for this article may Almight Allah forgive our sin the past the present and future once .

  • nahida

    Alhemdulilah!!.. I will surely practise saying istagafar wheneven I can.. Pl continue to enlighten us.. May allah bless u!!

  • nazar sherif.m

    ALLAH says in AL QURAN very often that HE is “THAVVWABUR RAHIM and GAFOORUR RAHIM” for HE is RABBIL AALAMEEN. u say just one word “Asthagfirullah” with full faith in HIM then HE respondes with HIS MERCY and GRACE. That is our RABB. This illustrates how ALLAH(SWT) answers HIS slaves’ prayers. let us not fail but persevere with patient for ALLAH (SWT) does not fail at all. May ALLAH(SWT) reward u and all those in making of this programme. Jazakallah

  • Dr. Soraiya Khaliq Ansari

    Assalam O Alaikum to Iqrasense team members….

    This is really a heart touching story.. It is my personal experience that whenever you ask forgiveness to Allah , He forgives you and also showers upon you so much of His blessings…
    Thank you…

  • Bello Sammani

    Jazakumullah,
    I just received this article at right time, as i am writting a short biography on those noble scholers, so i can include it in my book.
    maassalam

  • yasmeen

    jazakallah for this wonderful article. You are doing a great job. May Allah reward you for this.

  • Diane

    Great reminder for anyone who knew and forgot. Great lesson to the one who never knew. May Allah reward you “IqraSense.com blogger” 🙂

  • Jazakallahu khair for this awaknning article…. May Allah leads us to the right path.

  • habeeba olabisi

    this is a wonderful article and to candid it really excite me. May ALLAH (SWT) continue to grant you bountiful wisdom. am much grateful

  • MashaAllah … this one has touched my very soul,
    ??? ???? ???? ?????

  • LAMIN JAWARA

    This story is very important to we the muslim. If the Prophet(saw) use say istighfar freguently during the day while his past sins and sins to be commited are all forgiven by ALLAH. So I think we should say more istighfar than the prophet because we are always committing sins day and Night. May ALLAH forgive us our sins. Ameen.
    Assalamu alaikum warahmatulah

  • Shehnaz

    Alhamdulillah this has reminded me to do istigfaar more often

  • Jamshaid Farooq

    Asslamualaikum!
    Mashallah All chat, in this article is awesome and sterling. Great story and an optimum way to reveal the importance of ASTAGFAR. O ALLAH show us the straight path and help us to approach this power to all Muslims.

  • sabiha

    inshallah will recite astaghfirallah from today .jazak allah khair for sending such a nice site.

  • Anonymous

    an extremely touching story.really we made duas but we need to astaghar also.excellent post

  • MUKHTAR GARBA

    May Allah reward you for this reminder on this special day (Friday). May Allah make us continiously recite this dua.

  • MUHAMMAD ABAJI

    May Allah bless you for the wonderful knowledge you are imparting through this medium.

  • Nithya

    Masha Allah.. wonderful article.. you have no idea how many are gonna be benefitted by this article.. awsome work

  • Ahmed Ibn Lauwal

    IgraSense.com Team; Jaza kallah khairan. May Allah reward you for being so wonderful as to affect the lives of your fellow brothers and sisters positively. May we be imbued with imam daily as we say “Astaghfirullah”.

  • sajida

    JazaakAllah beautiful article. Insha allah i will now onwards start saying Astagfirullah As I need Allah the most

  • Mohammed Salman

    Alhamdulillah Rabbil’Alameen…this article has made me to add Istigfar to my daily supplication(Doa) INSHA’A ALLAH..Thank you very much Allah will increase your knowledge and Iman..ameen

  • yusra samar

    i never knew dat istaghfar was a means to get our prayers answered

  • zainal abidin

    Mashallah…a simple and basic habit and gesture that can yield heartening and unthinkable reward and barakah from Allah swt.
    let us all adopt this habit TQ Iqra for the story

  • Jazahkum lau khaira for reviving one of the sunnah of our most honourable leader (Muhammad Ibn Abdullah) May Allah be please with Him. keep the good job up, there is no reward for good but good, may Allah reward u.

  • Mukhtar Ahmed

    Al salamu alaikum wa rah…..
    important, valuable very impressive; article
    really Imman Ahmed bn hanmble was a noble man; proud to say(Rahmatullahialaih)Having unforgettable parts in preaching of islaam Jazakallah.
    May Allah Bless You for sharing this wonderful story with the importance of istighfar.

  • Amal

    Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatallahu wa barakatu,
    To begin with, jazakallahu kheiran for an enlightening article. It goes to show how our day to day commitments can easily over- ride the forgiveness we desperately need to seek from Allah (swt)almighty. We are in need of Allah’s forgiveness and we must truly reflect on Istighfar in our hearts and learn to practice Istighfar on a daily basis. Allah (swt) has blessed us with another reward for the day of judgment for Allah knows best. Wa Alhumdullihah

  • Assalamualeykum warahaamatullahi wabarakaatuhu! All praise be to Allah alone. I Will practice ishtaghfar daily from today. Thanks for this wonderful article. Keep up the good works and may Allah accept your good deeds and forgive your evil deeds! See you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ayeesha

    Asalamu alaikum,

    This is indeed a touching story. All i got from this is we should keep remembering ALLAH all the time and ask for forgiveness and his mercy. Inshah Allah will do this from today. Thanks for this article.

    Jazakallahu khairun.

  • Bello S. Abdulmumuni

    Allhakbar! Did not know Istighfar was this powerful. God willing, I will increase in the Act and pray that Allaah make it easy for me. Ameen.

  • Kathriyn

    Thank you for sharing this most uplifting article and may we learn from the lessons that are exhibited by the life of Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal.
    In these often troubling and difficult times may we take from his example to try our utmost to lead our best lives and to practice “Istighfar” in our dealings with others.

  • shaheen shahdad

    inshaallah your tips are of great help to me and my family

  • Ayesha

    Assalamualaikum,
    I am touched…very nice story ..May Allah grant us taufeeq to follow it.
    Allah is so beautiful and loves us so much…May He forgive our sins..Ameen

    JazakAllah Khair for sharing…May Allah forgive all your mistakes.

  • Mas'ud Bolanle

    As-salam alaykum,

    Jazakallah khayran for this wonderful story.I am really touched by it.

    Mas’ud.

  • Mohammadu Akeeb

    Assalamualeykum warahaamatullahi wabarakaatuhu! Allahu akbar! I am just thrilled for being a muslim. A very moving story indeed!!

  • As-salam alaykum,
    This is a very touching story, and it is a reminder that we should always give a helping hands to other people for we dont know what Almighty Allah has in stock for us.
    Masha’Allah.

  • Amina Muhammad

    Asalamu Aleykum

    Masha’allah very nice story may Allah reward u for ur effort

  • MALIK

    assalam-o-alaikum,
    Such a beautiful story in which to bring life on track and be close to Allah”s mercy.pray for me Allah give me “hidaya” and give “taufeeq” to make “ASTAGHFAR” AMEEN.

    JAZAKALLAH BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

  • Very nice ,heart touching Stories,May God give us forgiveness and teach us a right way,and Grant his all blessing to the publisher of this great story.Ameen

  • Dere

    Faith, Tawqwa and Hilimi are fundamental to understanding our responsibility to ALLAH and being at peace with oneself. May ALLAH teach us to seek enough forgiveness. Salam alaekum

  • Abubakar Saminu

    Assalamu alaikum. I have to confess that things like istigfar, takbir, zikr etc are common knowledge to us average muslims but shaitaan being always very active among us make us reluctant to do such good deeds or outrightly forget about them completely. May Allah (SWT) strenthen our resolve for doing good deeds and put us not among those that are forgetfull. Ameen.

  • komal

    i m really moved by this story. as i m a new learner, so i want to learn more and more…. i will surely practice it…and try to make my emaan strong…

  • Assalamoualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuhu

    In fact, there is no doubt Istighfar has a great power as you said, in fact we must read it with heart so Allah the Almighty would accept our supplications. May Allah bless all of us and shower his blessing upon us. Ramadhan Mubarak brothers and sisters

  • Aminu

    It shows that our sins blocks our blessings from Allah. For us to be spiritually clean/pure so as to be close to Him, we need his forgiveness all the time. Jazakallahu Khairan

  • Aaminah

    SupannAllah, this story has moved me to tears. Jazaka Allahu kyrum for this beautiful piece. I pray Allah will remove the hardship from all the believer’s and give us all tawfeek in this life and the next, Aameen

  • Zeinab Chakkour

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story.

    Allah forgive all of us and bless all of us.

  • Bint Anwar

    Astaghfirullah!

    There is a lump in my throat, on hearing this story I wish that everyone knows how Allah will forgive them, let us say Astaghfirullah, when we get angry especially – how much trouble will we stay out of? Allah is truly the greatest that He has given us this option out of sin. No other belief structure offers this.

    We are lucky to have Islam!

  • Lilly

    Thank you so so much for the post Allah barik.

  • Abdul Rahim

    Thank you for such a lovely post.

  • subhan ALLAH,,,,beautiful story. Verily 1 needs to pray forgiveness from ALLAHswt regularly…

  • Rufai M.A

    Astaghfirullah wa atubu Alaih,thank u so so much for the reminder may Allah reward you abundantly

  • Murtala A.B.

    Masha Allah, I hope all muslems worldwide will be enlightened.

  • Hassan Ibrahim

    Alhammulillah,I am very happy as i was born as Muslim
    May Allah 4give all Muslim brother

  • Suleiman

    Masha Allah, God is able so we give glory to ”Him”. Alhamdulillah. May he continue to guide and protect us Ameen!

  • Anonymous

    It is truly a moving story. It will surely help me a lot. Alhamdulillah, and thanking you people for providing us these great islamic treasures.

  • salma islam

    A really inspirational story.Reciting the istigfar will be a regular affair from now on.

  • sharmin

    thank you so much for the valuable information……from the time of reading this story of istigfar…..i’ll recite this every time. In shaa Allah……….

  • azra

    Jzakallahukhair

  • Nyc 1 masha Allah! May Allah SWT forgive us ol.

  • Nasir

    Masha Allah, this really reassuring….Allah certainly listens to us even when know not. Astagfirullah Azeem!

  • I have been doing just about everything. But my condition keeps on worsening. I want to kill myself because of the pain I have to go through. I shall now embark on saying Istighfar in abundance. Perhaps that will cure my disease.

  • Addul Ghani

    Reading asthagfirAllah gives you a lot of peace and keeps you away from worry and you pray for anything it is granted to you by any means. I have a short story to narrate. I was rich and doing well in all fronts of my life. I pray all 5 times, fast and do all the duties of a Muslim. But I was extremely proud on myself, my achievements, my looks and my status. A day came in my life all these things vanished, and on top of it I got sick with diabetics, hypertension and finally my kidneys have failed and I am on dialysis. But one thing. I have never fallen apart from the path of Islam. I don’t have anything today but the greatest wealth I still have is ASTHGFIRALLAH AND DAROOD ON PHROPHET MOHAMMED (SALLAH HU ALLE HEE WA SALLAM). This keeps me the most comfortable in all my worries. I go through painful process in my medical treatment for dialysis, I keep reading this two Zeekkir and Allah gives me a lot of peace. And I am slowly regaining everything that I had lost. My dear brothers and sister please read this and see the magic happening in your life.

  • Ruksana

    Subhan Allah ….very inspiring 🙂

  • Mustafa momodu

    Alhamdulillah for reading this beautiful piece,may Allah swt make it easy for us to say astagfurllah all the time,Amin.

  • what an eye opener and reminder.Thank you for sharing with us this story,It clearly shows the power of seeking Allah’s pardon.

  • Dr Saiqa Zahoor

    Assalaamualaikum
    I got so encouraged after reading this article…. I will make sure that I will keep beseeching Allah swt to accept my apologies for my sins…. May Allah swt lead us out happy and full of Imaan from our trials and hardships… Aameen

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