Astaghfirullah (Istighfar) أستغفر الله “I seek forgiveness from Allah” is the gateway of relief and happiness. Reciting Astaghfiruallah is an effective method of calming our self and wipes away the variety of worldly worries from our mind and body. Whenever you are in distress start reciting it and In sha Allah it will take you out of your anxiety and will put you in a peaceful situation and will give you happiness.
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) (peace be upon him) recited this at least 100 times a day.
The Power of Istighfar :
* Removes anxiety and duas are answered.
* Opens the door of sustenance.
* Opens the door of mercy.
* Opens the door of knowledge.
* Istighfar is also gateway of productivity.
* It relieves you. When you feel that sadness within you, when you are disturbed and frustrated, when anxiety surrounds you, say “Astaghfirullah” “Astaghfirullah”…
Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said:
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said,
“If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.” [Abu Dawud].
Abdullah bin Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“The one who (regularly) says Istighfaar, that is, frequently repent to Allah Ta’aala for sins committed, Allah Azza Wa-Jal will open a path from poverty and difficulties. All sorrow and hardship will be removed, and in its place prosperity and contentment granted. One will receive sustenance from unimagined and unexpected sources.”
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said in another Hadith: “The one who seeks forgiveness for Muslim males and females from Allah Ta’aala twenty six or twenty five times every day, Allah Ta’ala will count that person among those whose Du’a is accepted, and through the barakah of whom those on earth gain Rizq (sustenance).”