The article will help you understand and learn the meaning of astaghfirullah wa atubu Ilaih, benefits of saying it, Arabic text as well as how to pronounce it.
Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih Meaning In English
Astaghfirullah wa atubu ilaih means I seek forgiveness to Allah and repent towards Him.
Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih Arabic
In Arabic the phrase Astaghfirullah wa’atubu ilaih is written as:
أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ
Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih Pronunciation
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“I said (to them): ‘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.’”Surah Nooh verses 10-12
Al-Qurtubi said: The words “I said (to them): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord’ mean: ask Him for forgiveness of your previous sins with sincerity of faith.
“verily, He is Oft‑Forgiving” means, He forgives everyone who turns to Him; this encourages us to repent.
“He will send rain to you in abundance” means, He will send a great deal of rain to you.
“And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers”
Hadith About Astaghfirullah Wa Atubu Ilaih
It is mustahabb for the Muslim to pray for forgiveness a great deal. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to pray for forgiveness one hundred times every day and night.
Al-Agharr al-Muzani who was from amongst the Companions of Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) reported that Ibn ‘Umar stated to him that Allah’s Messenger (may peace ‘be upon him) said: O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day. Sahih Muslim 2702
Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying.” By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.” Sahih al-Bukhari 6307
The hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah indicates that the Prophet SAW swore that he would seek forgiveness from Allah and repent to Him more than seventy times daily.
This is the Messenger – peace and blessings be upon him – who has been forgiven his previous and future sins by Allah; he would seek forgiveness more than seventy times everyday.
In the Hadeeth of Al-Agarr bin Yasaar Al-Muzaniy, it said that the Prophet SAW said, “O people! Repent to Allah and ask for His forgiveness; I turn to Him in repentance everyday a hundred times.”
The two narrations contain evidence that seeking repentance is mandatory because the Prophet SAW enjoined it saying, “O people! Repent to Allah.
Benefits Of Astaghfirullah Wa’atubu Ilaih
When the individual turns in repentance to his Lord, he gets two benefits therefrom:
The first benefit: Obedience to the command of Allah and His Messenger; and obeying the order of Allah and His Messenger entails every good; success in this world and the Hereafter lies in obeying Allah and His Messenger.
The second benefit: Following the example of the Allah’s Messenger SAW who would turn to Allah in repentance a hundred times daily.
That is to say; he would say, “I repent unto Allah”, “I repent unto Allah”, “I repent unto Allah”…
Repentance requires being honest such that once a person repents to Allah, he refrains from the sin.
But for the person who only repents upon his tongue while his mind still clings to committing the sinful act or abandoning acts of obligation; or that he repents to Allah with sheer utterance while his limbs persist on committing evils, his repentance will not benefit him.
It rather resembles a mockery of Allah – the Mighty and Sublime!
How would you say, “I repent to Allah” from a particular sin while you persist on it? Or that you say, “I repent to Allah” from a particular sin while you are still very determined to do it?
If a person relates with his fellow human in this manner, the individual will fuss that, “this person is making fun of and mocking me!”
“How will he renounce an action before me while he still engages in the very act? This is nothing but ridicule and joke!”
Then, how about the Lord and the Cherisher of the worlds?
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These hadiths also contain evidence that he – peace and blessings be upon him – is the teacher of good qualities with his speech and actions.
He would seek forgiveness from Allah and enjoin the people to do the same. So, they follow his lines of conduct by obeying his orders and imitating his deeds.
It shows that he – may Allah’s peace and blessings be on him – was absolutely sincere with the Ummah.
Therefore, it is compulsory for us to emulate him. Whenever we give the people an order, we should be the first to implement it.
Likewise, whenever we forbid them a thing, we should be the first to avoid it.
This is how the one who invites to Allah’s religion should really be; in fact, that is how really to call unto Allah – the Mighty and Sublime that you translate what you order into action and avoid what you forbid just as the Messenger would order us to turn to Allah in repentance and he – peace and blessings be upon him – would seek repentance more than we do.
We ask Allah to pardon us and you too; and to guide us and you to the right path. Allah alone grants success.