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Learn how to make dua for forgiveness and cleanse your heart from guilt and remorse. We all make mistakes and sin, but Allah is the Most Merciful and Forgiving. He loves to pardon His servants who repent sincerely.

Dua for forgiveness

Dua for forgiveness: Although it’s a sentiment we’ve heard countless times before, it remains true that we all make mistakes as humans. Despite this understanding, dismissing or ignoring this idea as repetitive is common.

Dua for forgiveness

However, acknowledging our imperfections is crucial to our personal growth and development. Recognize the significance of seeking forgiveness from Allah and make it a regular habit. Here are some potent Duas that you can incorporate into your daily routine to ask for repentance.

Dua For Forgiveness-1

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّٰهَ

In English



I seek forgiveness from Allah


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Dua For Forgiveness-2

ٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَآ إِنَّنَآ ءَامَنَّافَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

In English

Allazeena yaqooloona Rabbanaaa innanaaa aamannaa faghfir lanaazunoobanaa wa qinaa ‘azaaban Naar


” Our Lord! We believe in You, so forgive us for our sins and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.”

Dua For Forgiveness-3

وَمَاكَانَ قَوْلَهُمْ إِلَّآ أَن قَالُوا۟ رَبَّنَا ٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَافِىٓ أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَٱنصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ

In English

Wa maa kaana qawlahum illaa an qaaloo

Rabbanagh fir lanaa zunoobanaa wa israafanaa feee amirnaa wa sabbit aqdaamanaa

wansurnaa ‘alal qawmil kaafireen


“O Lord, please pardon our transgressions and sins, and help us firmly establish ourselves in faith. Grant us strength against those who oppose the path of righteousness.”

Dua For Forgiveness-4

فَاغْفِرْلِي فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

In English

Faghfir li, fa innahu la yaghfirudh-dhunuba illa Ant


Forgive me, For there is none who may forgive sins but You.

Dua For Forgiveness-5

أَعُوذُبِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ

In English

a`udhubika min sharri ma sana`t(u)


I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done.

Dua For Forgiveness-6

أَبُوءُلَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي

In English

abu’ulaka bini`matika `alayya, wa abu’u bidhanbi(y).


I admit to Your blessings upon me, and I admit to my misdeeds.

Dua For Forgiveness-7

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ

In English

AllahummaAnta Rabbi, la ilaha illa Ant(a).



Oh Allah, You are my Lord; there is none worthy of worship but You.

Dua For Forgiveness-8

اَللّٰهُمَّ اَنْتَ رَبِّيْ ، لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِيْ وَاَنَا عَبْدُكَ ، وَاَنَا عَلَی عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ اَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ ، اَبُوْءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ ، وَ اَبُوْءُ بِذَنْبِي ،فَاغْفِرْ لِيْ ، فَاِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوْبَ اِلَّا

In English

Allâhumma Anta Rabbî, lâ ilâha illâ Anta, khalaqtanî wa anâ ‘abduka, wa anâ ‘alâ ‘ahdika wa wa’dika mastata’tu, a’ûdhu bika min sharri mâ sana’tu, abû’u laka bini’maktika ‘alayya, wa abû’u bidhanbî, faghfir lî, fa innahu lâ yaghfirudh-dhunûba illâ Anta.


Oh Allah! You are my Lord, and there is no deity except You. You brought me into existence, and I am Your servant, striving to fulfill Your commands to the best of my ability. I seek Your protection from the consequences of my misdeeds. I am grateful for the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I acknowledge my transgressions. Please forgive me, as only You have the power to grant forgiveness.


Don’t hesitate to seek forgiveness from Allah. You wouldn’t want to carry any remorse on your deathbed for not doing enough. Keep expanding your knowledge of Islam and strive to become a virtuous individual with honesty and integrity, working towards earning Allah’s approval and making this world more righteous.


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