The Benefits of Asking for Forgiveness

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The benefits of Istaghfaar (Asking for Allah’s forgiveness)

The immense benefits of Istaghfar include
1. Receive Forgiveness:
The most important benefit of istaghfar is to receive forgiveness for the sins, mistakes and the bad deeds that a man commits. If one begs for mercy and forgiveness whole heartedly then Allah Taal’ah forgives them and then you might even get an incentive for making this kind of Salah. 2. Strengthen the bonds with Islam:

The difference between someone who is a true believer and the person who is simply a Muslim may be well-defined by reciting Astaghfirullah. This is because the Astaghfirullah should be recited even while talking to other people, and this is something that a false or a fake Muslim would have distress doing. Moreover, regularly reciting Astaghfirullah also reinforces Islamic bonds and makes the follower of Islam more inclined to follow Allah. 3. Evade sin (A fountain of Hope):

Astaghfirullah aids a Muslim to refrain from all practices of wrongdoings or sins. Frequently saying this specific expression reminds the Muslim that Allah is everywhere and therefore decreases the chances of doing wicked actions. In addition, if a Muslim wants to determine that he or she is not guilty of a certain happening, then Astaghfirullah can be used. Astaghfirullah gives us hope, of being among the ones Allah has blessed and will be pleased with on the day of Judgment. Abu Ayyub Ansari reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: If you were not to commit sins, Allah would have swept you out of existence and would have replaced you by another people who have committed sin, and then asked forgiveness from Allah, and He would have granted them pardon. (Book #037, Hadith #6621 – Sahih Muslim) In Quran Allah says:

“Say: “O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah. for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Al-Zumar, Verse No. 53). 4. Soothing...
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