Duas for Forgiveness in Ramadan from Quran and Sunnah

Ramazan is the most blessed time of the year, the rewards for good deeds multiply to infinity and the opportunity to make dua for forgiveness is plenty. One must learn some powerful duas for the forgiveness of sins. There are many dua for forgiveness in Islam, Quran, and Hadith. We should learn them to seek for forgiveness this Ramazan.

The Prophet (prayers and peace be upon him and his family) said, “Whoever fasts Ramadan, knows its limits, and guards what should be guarded in it, it will be an expiation for him of what came before.”

Allah the most merciful will erase all bad deeds of a believer when he makes sincere dua and tries to better himself. A person who prays and fasts in the month of Ramazan, with the intent of pleasing Allah alone, will become as if he was born today. Pure and clean from all sins. There are many powerful Duas for forgiveness in Islam, that one could recite & asked Allah for Forgiveness.


Powerful Duas for Forgiveness in Ramazan

Making dua for forgiveness is the best remedy for getting away from sins. The Prophet ordered the believers to repeatedly seek forgiveness of Allah, as it will not only wash off our sins, but it also increases our ranks, in front of Allah, the Almighty.

The Prophet, peace, and blessing be upon him said: “O people! Ask for the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him as I ask for the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him one hundred times a day.”

A small and easy to learn Astaghfar is:

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ رَبِّي وَأَتُوبُ إلَيْهِ

Oh, Allah! You are most forgiving, you love to forgive, so forgive me.


Duas for Forgiveness in the Quran

In the book of Allah, many stories of the previous Prophets and nations are narrated, Allah has included their prayers and how Allah forgave them and elevated their status.

The Dua of Adam peace be upon him when Allah sent him along with his wife down to the earth,

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers.” (Quran, 7:23)

There are many other duas in Quran with powerful words, we can learn and recite them sincerely for seeking forgiveness of Allah, during and after prayers, during Iftar, and in the night prayers.

Another dua for forgiveness in the Quran is:

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and the lack of moderation in our doings, and make firm our steps and succor us against those who deny the truth (Quran 3:147).

Another powerful dua for forgiveness that we can find in the Quran is:

سُبْحَانَكَ تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَأَنَا أَوَّلُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

Exalted are You! I have repented to You, and I am the first of the believers. (Quran, 7:143)


Dua to Seek Forgiveness in the Sunnah

The prophet Muhammed peace and blessings be upon him has taught the believers, some powerful duas for forgiveness.

Allahummagh firli thanbi kullahu diqqahu wa jillahu wa awwalahoo wa akhirahoo wa ‘ala niyyatahoo wa sirrahoo.

Oh, Allah! Forgive me all my sins, great and small, the first and the last, those that are apparent and those that are hidden (Muslim).

The Prophet Mohammad (prayers and peace be upon him) also stated regarding the Layla-t-UL Qadar, which Allah has declared to be better than 1000 nights. It is one of the odd nights in the last Ashra of Ramazan: “Whoever stands [in worship] in the Night of Power out of faith and seeking reward, their previous sins shall be forgiven.

Mohammad peace and blessing be upon him, taught his beautiful duaa for forgiveness to his wife Ayesha RA to be recited in the last nights of Ramazan,

 اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفْوٌ تٌحِبٌّ العَفْوَ فَأَعْفَوْ عَنِّي

Oh, Allah! You are most forgiving, you love to forgive, so forgive me.

There is another powerful dua for forgiveness taught by the prophet to his companion, Abu Bakar Sadeeq radi Allahu anhu,

“I asked Allah’s Apostle sal Allahu Alayhi WA, Salem to teach me an invocation so that I may invoke Allah with it in my prayer. He told me to say,

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِي ظُلْمًًا كَثِيرًا وَ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَا أَنْتَ فَاغُفِرْ لِي مَغْفِرَةً مِنْ عِنْدِكَ وَارْحَمْنِي إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

“O Allah, Indeed I have wronged myself excessively, and none can forgive sins except You, so forgive me out of Your forgiveness, and have mercy on me. Truly, You are the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.

Final words:

We should keep on making dua for forgiveness from Allah the Almighty. We should memorize dua for forgiveness in the Quran and Hadith, and recite them in a hope to seek His Mercy.

Make it a habit to recite Astaghfar and it will not only erase your sins but will also help elevate your ranks in front of Allah.

Allah’s mercy and Rahma cover everything, He is more than pleased when a servant asks for forgiveness.

وَرَحْمَتِي وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ

And My Mercy embraces all things. (7:156)


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the DUA for asking Allah for forgiveness?

There are certain prayers that you can use to get yourself purified from all your sins. Since Allah Pak doesn’t care about whatever your sins are, he is the one most forgiving and for him to be forgiving there is the main factor that is your intention, your intention lies beneath your heart so firstly saying Astagfirullah is not a big deal but, being embarrassed on your sin is what will make you righteous. Here is the powerful Dua dua for forgiveness in Islam

illustrated from Quran.

“Rabbanaa faghfir lana thunoobana wa kaffir ‘anna sayyiaatinaa wa tawaffanaa ma ‘al abraar”.

Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and efface our bad deeds and take our souls in the company of the righteous (Quran 3:193).


Which Surah is for forgiveness?

The best Surah for forgiveness in Quran Is Surah Ghafir, verse 55 read this particular surah with clean intention and being humble start your prayer from praising Allah and then read that particular surah, this dua for forgiveness is a powerful dua that will help you have a satisfied soul. Plus, There are many dua for forgiveness in Islam that one should recite and ask Allah for forgiveness. 


How will Allah forgive my sins?

This is a quite difficult question to answer as Allah will forgive your sins if you believe him that he is the most merciful and kind but telling how is quite an uncertain question because nobody knows how he clears your bad deeds but yes! When he will forgive you, you will feel satisfied and humble.


Will Allah forgive me for hurting someone?

Yes, Allah will forgive you as he is most merciful and kind if you know that you intentionally hurt someone so ask him/her to forgive you as he/she said that he/she has forgiven you Allah will eventually forgive you if you feel like that you might have hurt unknowingly or the person you hurt is now dead or being lost and you cannot get directly to that person than seek forgiveness directly from Allah Pak because One of the moments in Maraj Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W was told that one who will make a person happy will be showered countless blessings but Hazrat Muhammad  S.A.W burst into tears and told Hazrat Aisha that what if someone makes another person sad. So always be humble and kind.


What are the major sins in Islam?

There is a long list of sins but I am enlisting the major sins that are strictly forbidden in Islam:

    • Shirk 
    • Committing murder 
    • Practicing black magic
    • Leaving daily prayers knowingly or unknowingly
    • Zakat evasion 
    • Not fasting on the days of Ramadan 
    • Not performing Hajj 
    • Cutting off the ties of relationships of your relatives
    • Committing Adultery or Fornication (Zina)
    • Committing Sodomy/homosexuality
    • Using intoxicants
    • Eating pigs meat or use any part of pigs
    • Taking or paying interest 
    • Consuming the property of an orphan
    • Lying about Allah and his messenger
    • Turning back when the army advances (running from the battlefield)
    • The unjust leader


What is the only unforgivable sin in Islam?

Shirk which is the participation of gods with Allah Subhan Tallah is the only forgivable sin in Islam.


What do Muslims think about forgiveness?

According to what is perched by scholars in Quran that Forgiveness means letting go of someone if anyone has done wrong to you in this way Allah Pak will return you forgiveness at the Day of Judgment. Every Muslim should dua for forgiveness in Islam.


Which surah begins with an oath of time?

An-Najm. An-Najm (Arabic: النجم‎, “The Star”) is the 53rd chapter (surah) of the Quran with 62 verses (āyāt). This is the surah that begins with an oath of time in the Quran.


What is the sin that Allah will never forgive?

Shirk is the only sin that Allah will never forgive that is what we have heard and read but if you ask forgiveness and move on to the right path he(Allah) is the most forgiving.


What is the greatest sin against God?

The greatest sin that is unpardonable is of course blasphemy and shirk.


Maryam Kishwer

Maryam is a creative person at heart, Jack of all trades and master of none, but she prefers it that way. Mom to two amazing boys, a wanderers soul, dreamy-eyed painter, an early morning Yogi, and a writer.

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