What is the meaning of, “Astaghfirullahi Rabbi Min Kulli Zambin Khatyatin Wa atuboo I’lay”? Please quote any available Ahadith with their sources regarding the above recitation.

Please correct if I have mistransliterated the above prayer. Is this a Qur?aanic Aayat?

Answer

It is not a quranic Aayah

The above is a form of Istighfaar (Seeking forgiveness for one’s
sins).Allaamah Jazri (R.A) has recorded a hadith in Hisnul Haseen (Pg. 260
English Version- Crown mines) that whosoever recites Istighfaar in the
following words, his sins will be forgiven even if they be as numerous as
the foam of the ocean. ‘Astaghfirullahalladhi laa ilaaha illaa huwal Hayyul
Qayyoomu wa atoobu ilayhi’ (Trans. I seek forgiveness from Allah, besides
whom there is none worthy of worship, The Everliving, The Administrator (of
the worlds) and I repent unto Him.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Bilaal Cassim
FATWA DEPT.

CHECKED AND APPROVED: Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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