Fifth Kalima Astaghfar-The Characteristics of the Kalima Astaghfar

Fifth Kalima Astaghfar
  1. The Astaghfar
  2. Kalima Astaghfar in English Translation
  3. Kalima Astaghfar in Quran
  4. 5th Kalima Astaghfar in Hadiths
  5. Benefits of Saying Astaghfar

What is Astaghfar?

The word Astaghfar (استغفار) means “Apology from sins or faults.” The Fifth Kalima Astaghfar represents a believer seeking an apology from Allah for his sins and sorrows whether they are done intentionally or unintentionally. Reciting the Kalima Astaghfar commits a Muslim to drive back from sins and clean his soul by the power of Astaghfar and Tauba which are the highest virtues of forgiveness near Allah.

Fifth Kalima Astaghfar English Translation:

The 5th Kalima in Arabic states that: 

اسْتَغْفِرُ اللّهَ رَبِّىْ مِنْ كُلِّ ذَنْبٍ اَذْنَبْتُه عَمَدًا اَوْ خَطَاً سِرًّا اَوْ عَلَانِيَةً وَاَتُوْبُ اِلَيْهِ مِنْ الذَّنْبِ الَّذِىْ اَعْلَمُ وَ مِنْ الذَّنْبِ الَّذِىْ لا اَعْلَمُ اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ عَلَّامُ الغُيُبِ وَ سَتَّارُ الْعُيُوْبِ و َغَفَّارُ الذُّنُوْبِ وَ لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللّهِ الْعَلِىِّ العَظِيْم’

which can be translated in English as:

“I seek forgiveness and repentance from Allah, who is my Lord, from each misdeed I committed intentionally or unintentionally, hiddenly or openly, and I turn towards Him from the sin that I know and from the sin that I do not know. Certainly You, You are the knower of all the hidden things and the secreter of the mistakes and the Forgiver of the sins. And there is no power and no strength except Allah, the Highest, the Greatest.” 

Impacts of 5th Kalima Astaghfar In An Individual’s Life:

The traits of Astaghfar and Tauba play an important role in the life of a Muslim. Without these practices, we are unable to seek apologies and forgiveness from Allah. The constant recitation of 5th Kalima commits a believer to drive back from his sins and major flaws and executes him to perform his tasks according to the will of Allah and helps him to secure his life in the world as well as in Hereafter.

Listening to 5 Kalima Astaghfar:

Credits: Kalma and Dua Application

Astaghfar in Light of Quran:

In Verse 3 Surah An Nasr Allah (SWT) states that:

“And glorify Him with praise of Your Lord and seek & urge forgiveness from Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of sorrow.”

In Verse 74 Surah Al Maida Allah (SWT) highlights Astaghfar as:

“So shall they not repent & come back to Allah and seek for His forgiveness? And Allah is the Most Forgiving and Merciful.”

Reflection of Kalima Astaghfar In Light Of Hadiths:

Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) said that:

“Allah, the most praiseworthy and honorable, will accept the forgiveness of His servant till his death cycle begins.” Al-Tirmidhi – Hadith 18

The Messenger of Allah also stated that:

“To Him! I ask for forgiveness, from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.” Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 75 Hadith 319

Benefits of Astaghfar:

The constant recitation of Kalima Astaghfar benefits a Muslim in many ways, they are:

  • Due to Astagfhar, a Muslim directs his deeds according to the teaching of Allah
  • Astaghfar gives permanent relief & happiness
  • Astaghfar removes anxieties and depressions
  • Duas are answered by following the traits of Astaghfar
  • It opens the door of mercy
  • It increases knowledge of an individual
  • Astaghfar is also the gateway of productivity
  • It is the best way to get our sins forgiven by Allah
  • Astaghfar relates us closer to Allah

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