Rabbana Atmim Lana Nurana
Rabbana Atmim Lana Nurana

Rabbana Atmim Lana Nurana In Arabic, Transliteration, and Meaning

Rabbana Atmim Lana Nurana is one of the forty Rabbana duas that are mentioned in the Quran. This dua has its own place and purpose for reciting to Allah.


This dua talks about the believers of Allah that would be proceeding towards Paradise on the day of resurrection.

Rabbana Atmim Lana Nurana Meaning In English

The interpretation of the meaning of Rabbana Atmim Lanaa Nurana is Our Lord, perfect for us our light and forgive us. Indeed, You are over all things competent.

Rabbana Atmim Lana Nurana In Arabic

Here is the full dua with Arabic text and translation:

رَبَّنَا أَتْمِمْ لَنَا نُورَنَا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا إِنَّكَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ


Transliteration: Rabbana atmim lana noorana maghfir lana innaka ‘ala kulli shai’in qadeer

The full verse is mentioned in Surah at Tahreem Verse 8:

O you who have believed, repent to Allah with sincere repentance. Perhaps your Lord will remove from you your misdeeds and admit you into gardens beneath which rivers flow [on] the Day when Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believed with him. Their light will proceed before them and on their right; they will say, “Our Lord, perfect for us our light and forgive us. Indeed, You are over all things competent.”

Tafseer Of The Full Verse

O you who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance! meaning, a true, firm repentance that erases the evil sins that preceded it and mend the shortcoming of the repenting person, encouraging and directing him to quit the evil that he used to do.

Allah said, It may be that your Lord will expiate from you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow,


And when Allah says, “it may be,” it means He shall.

The Day that Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believe with him, meaning, on the Day of Resurrection, Allah will not disgrace those who believed in the Prophet,

Their light will run forward before them and in their right hands,
as we explained in Surah Al-Hadid,


They will say:

Our Lord! Keep perfect our light for us and grant us forgiveness. Verily, You are Able to do all things.”

Rabbana Atmim Lana Nurana

Mujahid, Ad-Dahhak and Al-Hasan Al-Basri and other said,

“This is the statement that the believers will say on the Day of Resurrection, when they witness the light of the hypocrites being extinguished.”

Imam Ahmad recorded that a man from the tribe of Banu Kinanah said, “I prayed behind the Messenger of Allah during the year of the Conquest (of Makkah), and heard him say,

O Allah! Please, do not disgrace me on the Day of Resurrection.’

From Tafseer Ibn Katheer.

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Rabbana Atmim Lana Nuran

This beneficial supplication is mentioned in the Book of Allah, the Mighty and Wise, as the supplication of the believers on the Day of Resurrection when the light of the hypocrites is extinguished—seeking refuge in Allah, the Exalted.

This light is one of the signs by which the Prophet, peace be upon him, recognizes his Ummah. He said,

I shall be the first to be permitted to prostrate himself on the day of resurrection, and I shall be the first to be permitted to raise his head. I shall then look at what is in front of me and recognise my people among the peoples; and I shall do the same behind me, on my right hand and on my left.”

A man asked, “How will you recognise your people among the peoples from Noah’s time onwards?” and he replied, “They will have white faces, arms and legs owing to the mark of ablution, no others being like that.

I shall recognise them because they will be given their books in their right hands, and I shall recognise them with their offspring running before them.”


This light, O servant of Allah, is in proportion to the light of your deeds in this world. The reward corresponds to the nature of the action.

It is authentically reported from Abdullah bin Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, regarding the statement, “Their light will proceed before them” [Quran 57:12], he said, “They will be given light according to their deeds.

Some will have the light like a mountain, and some like a palm tree. The least among them will have a light on the tip of his thumb that will be extinguished and lit again” [Narrated by At-Tabari].

The servant asks Allah, the Exalted, to complete his light and bestow it upon him in this world so that the full light can guide him on the Bridge on the Day of Resurrection.

It is reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, asked Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, to grant him light in every part of his noble body, completing his knowledge, understanding, and guidance. In the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, we have a beautiful example [Hadith].

The Prophet’s supplication is, “O Allah, place light in my heart, in my hearing, on my right, on my left, above me, beneath me, in front of me, behind me, and make my light greater for me” [Narrated by Muslim].

Kurayb said, “I mentioned these seven supplications to a man from the descendants of Al-Abbas, and he informed me that he heard them from him, and they are: ‘My bones, my flesh, my blood, my hair, my skin, increase my light, increase my light, increase my light'” [End of quote].


  1. The importance of asking Allah with this supplication, as it encompasses two of the most significant requests for both this world and the Hereafter:
    • a. Completing the light: Spreading the light, which results in knowledge, guidance, and faith. This is why the Prophet, peace be upon him, asked Allah in various contexts—when going for prayer, during prostration, and in night prayers. He sought a great light in every part of his pure body. Whoever is granted this light in this world will have it perfected in the Hereafter.
    • b. Asking Allah for forgiveness of sins, which includes protection from all evils, especially the greatest ones like Hellfire, seeking refuge in Allah.
  2. All creatures, including the prophets, are in need of these two requests in this world and the Hereafter.
  3. Seeking tawwasil through Allah’s name, Al-Qadeer (the All-Powerful), is appropriate in any supplication.
  4. One of the greatest fruits of sincere repentance is success, prosperity, and security to the abode of peace.
  5. The virtue of supplication, its magnificence, and its benefits for the supplicant in both this world and the Hereafter are such that no one, regardless of their status or rank, can do without it.


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