15 Powerful Dua For Forgiveness with Translation

Being humans, we have all made mistakes. This is a commodity we’ve heard a trillion times. Something like this often makes us tune someone out. It’s not a dismissal of the statement’s importance or truth; it’s simply a repetition of what has already been said. Our faults are understandable.
Repentance is always possible. Don’t wait until tomorrow afnd ask Dua for forgiveness. The future is unknown. We must confess our sins right away and as often as we can. Seeking Allah’s forgiveness should be something we often do since it is one of the essential parts of Muslim prayer. We don’t want to think to ourselves as we lay on our deathbeds, “I could have done more.”

How to Ask Allah For Forgiveness

“Asking Allah for forgiveness is an important aspect of Islam and can be done in a number of ways. Here are some steps to follow when seeking forgiveness from Allah: It’s important to remember that if you want Allah to forgive you, you have to be truly sorry and want to change.I could have done more.”

  • Acknowledge wrongdoing

Admit the mistake or sin that was committed and take responsibility for it.

  • Regret and repent

Express sincere regret and remorse for the actions taken and resolve not to repeat the same mistake.

Seek Forgiveness Through Duas (Supplications)

Say the different Duas for forgiveness, such as “Astaghfirullah Al-Adheem Wa Atoobu Ilaihi,” “Rabbi Ighfir li,” and “Allahuma anta rabbi la Ilaha Illa anta.”

  • Do good deeds

Doing good deeds and acts of charity is a way to show that you are sincere and to seek forgiveness.

  • Make things right

If your mistake has hurt someone, try to make things right and ask for forgiveness.


Astaghfirullah is a powerful and meaningful phrase in the Arabic language that holds great significance in the Islamic faith. It is a declaration of remorse and a sincere request for forgiveness from Allah. By saying “Astaghfirullah,” a Muslim admits they have done wrong and asks for forgiveness.

Astaghfirullah is not just a phrase; a sincere change in behavior and attitude should also accompany it. It’s a way to learn to be humble and admit that you’re not perfect and need Allah’s forgiveness. Astaghfirullah has many benefits, such as making you feel better spiritually, giving you inner peace, and bringing you closer to Allah.

The benefits of reciting Astaghfirullah include

  • Seeking forgiveness and purifying one’s soul.
  • Acknowledging one’s mistakes and seeking redemption.
  • Strengthening one’s relationship with Allah and becoming closer to Him.
  • Relying on Allah’s mercy and forgiveness.
  • Achieving peace of mind and spiritual contentment.

 15 Supplications For Forgiveness 

1. Dua For Forgiveness

-استغفر اللہ         

.ترجمہ: میں اللہ سے معافی مانگتا ہوں

English Translation: I seek forgiveness from Allah

2. Dua For Forgivesness

-ٱلَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَآ إِنَّنَآ ءَامَنَّافَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

ترجمہ: میں نے جو کچھ کیا اس کے شر سے تیری پناہ مانگتا ہوں۔

English Translation: You are safe from the evil of what I have done.

3. Dua For Forgiveness

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

ترجمہ: انہوں نے صرف اتنا کہا: ’’اے ہمارے رب! ہمارے گناہوں کو بخش دے اور جو کچھ ہم نے کیا ہو جس سے ہمارے فرض سے تجاوز کیا گیا ہو: ہمارے قدموں کو مضبوطی سے قائم رکھ اور ان لوگوں کے خلاف ہماری مدد کر جو ایمان کی مخالفت کرتے ہیں۔ (سورہ آل عمران باب 3، آیت 147)

English Translation: All that they said was: “Our Lord! “Forgive us our sins and any transgressions of duty: establish our feet firmly and help us against those who resist faith.”

4. Dua For Forgiveness

-أَبُوءُلَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي

.ترجمہ: میں اپنے اوپر تیرے احسان کا اقرار کرتا ہوں اور اپنے گناہ کا اقرار کرتا ہوں

English Translation: I acknowledge your blessings as well as my flaws.

5. Dua For Forgiveness

 -اللَّهُمَّأَنْتَ رَبِّي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ

.ترجمہ:اے اللہ تو میرا رب ہے تیرے سوا کوئی معبود نہیں

English Translation: OH Allah, You are my Lord; there is none worthy of worship but You.

6. Dua For Forgiveness

 اللَّهُمَّاغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي كُلَّهُ دِقَّهُ وَجِلَّهُ وَأَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُوَعَلاَنِيَتَهُ وَسِرَّهُ ‏”-‏

ترجمہ: اے اللہ میرے تمام گناہوں کو بخش دے، لطیف و عظمت والے، شروع و آخر، کھلے اور پوشیدہ۔

English Translation: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to say while prostrating himself: “O Lord, forgive me all my sins, small and great, first and last, open and secret.”  [Muslim:1/350]

7. Dua For Forgiveness

 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 اَنْتَ

ترجمہ: اے اللہ! آپ میرے رب ہیں۔ تیرے سوا کوئی حقیقی معبود نہیں۔ تو نے مجھے پیدا کیا ہے اور میں تیرا بندہ ہوں اور میں جہاں تک ہو سکا تیرے عہد پر قائم ہوں۔ میں اپنے کیے کے شر سے تیری پناہ مانگتا ہوں۔ میں ان نعمتوں کا اعتراف کرتا ہوں جو آپ نے مجھ پر کیے ہیں، اور میں اپنے گناہوں کا اعتراف کرتا ہوں۔ مجھے معاف کردے کیونکہ تیرے سوا کوئی معاف کرنے کی طاقت نہیں رکھتا

Enlish Translation: O Allah! You are my rabbi. There is no true god except you. You have created me, and I am Your slave, and I hold to Your Covenant as far as I can. I seek refuge in you from the evil of what I have done. I acknowledge the favors that You have bestowed upon me, and I confess my sins. Pardon me, for only You have the power to forgive.

8. Dua For Forgiveness

-رَبِّ اِنِّىْٓ اَعُوْذُ بِكَ اَنْ اَسْـــَٔـلَكَ مَا لَيْسَ لِيْ بِهٖ عِلْمٌ ۭ وَاِلَّا تَغْفِرْ لِيْ وَتَرْحَمْنِيْٓ اَكُنْ مِّنَ الْخٰسِرِيْنَ

ترجمہ: اے میرے رب! میں تیری پناہ چاہتا ہوں کہ تجھ سے وہ سوال کروں جس کا مجھے علم نہیں۔ اور اگر تو مجھے معاف نہ کرے اور مجھ پر رحم نہ کرے تو میں نقصان اٹھانے والوں میں سے ہو جاؤں گا۔

English Translation: My Lord! I come to You for refuge from asking You questions about which I am ignorant. And I will be among the losers unless You forgive and have mercy on me.

9. Dua For Forgiveness

-رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي

ترجمہ: خُداوند مجھے معاف کر دے۔ میرے رب مجھے معاف کر دے۔

English Translation: Lord, forgive me. My Lord, forgive me

10. Dua For Forgiveness

-اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي، وَارْحَمْنِي، وَاهْدِنِي، وَاجْبُرْنِي، وَعَافِنِي، وَارْزُقْنِي، وَارْفَعْنِي

ترجمہ: اے اللہ مجھے معاف فرما، مجھ پر رحم فرما، میری رہنمائی فرما، میری مدد فرما، میری حفاظت فرما، مجھے رزق عطا فرما اور مجھے بلند فرما۔

English Translation: O Allah, please forgive me, show me mercy, lead me, help me, protect me, provide for me, and raise me up.

11. Dua For Forgiveness

عُقُوبَتِكَ، وَاَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْكَ، لَا أُحصِي ثَنَاءً عَلَيْكَ أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ

ترجمہ: اے اللہ میں تیری رضا کے لیے تیری ناراضگی سے پناہ مانگتا ہوں اور تیرے عذاب سے تیری بخشش کی پناہ چاہتا ہوں۔ میں تجھ سے تجھ سے پناہ مانگتا ہوں۔ میں تیری حمد کو شمار نہیں کر سکتا۔ آپ ایسے ہیں جیسے آپ نے اپنی تعریف کی ہے۔

English Translation: O Allah, I seek protection in Your pleasure from Your anger, and I seek protection in Your forgiveness from Your punishment. I look to you for protection. I cannot count your praises. You are as you have praised yourself.

Source: Abu Dawud: 879, Ibn Majah: 3841

12.  Dua For Forgiveness

-أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ , أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ , أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ

ترجمہ: میں اللہ سے معافی مانگتا ہوں اور اس سے توبہ کرتا ہوں۔

English Translation: I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repent before him.

13. Dua For Forgiveness

.اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِي ظُلْماً كَثِيراً، وَلَا يَغْفِرُالذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَغْفِرَةً مِنْ عِنْدِكَ وَارْحَمْنِيإِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

ترجمہ: اے اللہ میں نے اپنے آپ پر بہت ظلم کیا اور تیرے سوا کوئی گناہوں کو معاف نہیں کرتا۔ تو مجھے بخش دے اور مجھ پر رحم فرما۔ بے شک تو بخشنے والا مہربان ہے۔

English Translation: O Allah, I have greatly wronged myself, and no one forgives sins but You. So, grant me forgiveness and have mercy on me. Surely, you are forgiving and merciful.

14. Dua For Forgiveness

-رَبِّ اغْفِـرْ لي، وَتُبْ عَلَـيَّ، إِنَّكَ أَنْـتَ التَّـوّابُ الغَـفُورُ

ترجمہ: اے میرے رب مجھے بخش دے اور میری توبہ قبول فرما، تو توبہ قبول کرنے والا اور بخشنے والا ہے۔

English Translstion: My Lord, forgive me and accept my repentance. You are the All-Forgiving and Ever-Relenting.

15. Dua For Forgiveness

-اللّهُـمَّ إِنَّـي أَسْـأَلُـكَ بِرَحْمَـتِكَ الّتي وَسِـعَت كُلَّ شيء، أَنْتَغْـفِرَ لِي

ترجمہ: اے اللہ میں تجھ سے تیری رحمت کا سوال کرتا ہوں جو ہر چیز پر محیط ہے کہ تو مجھے بخش دے۔

English Translation: O Allah, I ask You, by Your mercy, which encompasses all things, that You forgive me.

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In conclusion, forgiveness is a fundamental aspect of our faith as Muslims. It is critical because it aids in the healing of interpersonal relationships, the release of resentment, and the development of inner peace. Through this self-reflection, we can grow as individuals and be more mindful of how we interact with others. Ultimately, Dua for forgiveness is the key to unlocking a brighter and more harmonious future for ourselves and those around us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Which dua should I recite for forgiveness?

Answer: I sincerely apologize to Allah and ask for His pardon (Bukhari, Muslim). It is recommended that this dua be said 100 times during the day.

Q: How do I beg Allah for forgiveness?

 Answer: Recite Astaghfirullah constantly. Say it three times after every salat and a minimum of 100 times a day. It means, “I seek forgiveness from Allah.” “Whoever says, “Subhan Allah Wa Bihamdihi,” 100 times daily, will be forgiven all his sins, even if they are as numerous as the foam of the sea,” Allah’s Messenger said.

Q: Does Allah forgive easily?

Answer: Don’t give up on Allah’s mercy because He forgives all sins and is always kind. Again, God says to the believers in a Hadith Qudsi: “O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind.”

Q: Is there a namaz for forgiveness?

Answer: Salat al-Tawbah, also called Namaz-e-Tawbah, is a Muslim prayer that consists of either two rak’as (units or cycles of ritual prayer) or four rak’as, depending on whether you are a Sunni or a Shi’a.

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