A Most Beautiful Supplication in the Last Days of Ramadan

A Most Beautiful Supplication in the Last Days of Ramadan

حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنْ كَهْمَسِ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ بُرَيْدَةَ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ وَافَقْتُ لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ مَا أَدْعُو قَالَ

 “‏ تَقُولِينَ اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي ‏”‏ 

 

It was narrated from ‘Aishah رضي الله عنها that she said:
 
“O Messenger of Allah, what do you think I should say in my supplication, if I come upon Laylatul-Qadr?”
 
He صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم said: “Say:
 

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي 

O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me
 
Sunan Ibn Majah 3850
Book 34, Hadith 24
Graded Sahih
 
 
Commentary : 
 

 العفو : is one of the Names of Allah. The One who blots out and leaves no trace of any sin or fault.

 

From Imam al-Ghazali’s : The best means in explaining Allah’s Beautiful Names) :

“Al-Afu is the One Who erases sins and disregards acts of disobedience. This concept approximates the sense of Al-Ghafur, (the One Who forgives much), though the former is more far-reaching than the latter. For Al-Ghufran indicates a veiling (of the sin) whereas Al-Afu indicates an erasing, and the erasing (of sin) is more far-reaching (than the simple veiling of it).”

 

This dua should be supplicated plentifully, during Ramadan, but also as a part of our daily supplications and azkaar (remembrance of Allah)