The Power of Istighfar!

This past weekend I had the honor of learning about some of Allah’s most beautiful names and attributes through an AlMaghrib course I attended titled His Majesty – Unlocking the Names of Allah.

This class was WONDERFUL because name by name, we were able to truly unlock the meanings of attributes our Lord The Most High possess, of which makes our Lord so GREAT! Of the names discussed during the course were Al-Ghaffur, Al-Ghaffar and Al-Ghafir. The meaning? You ask…The Forgiver. The name Al-Ghaffur appears in the Quran 91 times! The name Al-Ghaffar is mentioned in the Quran 5 times! Between the two of these beautiful names they appear in the Quran 96 times folks! Our Lord is forgiving indeed! Perhaps one of the best ways to supplicate to Allah is to call upon Him by His names.
Additionally, what I learned while attending this course, are ways to obtain Allah’s forgiveness. They include:
1. Being good or kind to Allah’s creation
2. To be forgiving of others
3. By performing good deeds
So it was just perfect timing when I received in my personal email box a video message regarding the Power of Istighfar. When you have the moment, please review this really short clip regarding seeking Allah’s forgiveness and the impact it has on the answering of ones duas. This clip is brought to you by Muhammad Alshareef!
And I conclude this article on this final note:
On the authority of Anas (radyAllahu ‘anhu) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi 
wa sallam) say, “Allah the Mighty has said: “O Son of Adam, as long as you invoke Me and ask of 
Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O Son of Adam, were your sins to 
reach the clouds of the sky and you then asked forgiveness from Me, I would forgive you. O Son of Adam,
were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the Earth, and were you then to face Me, ascribing no 
partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it (too).” (Tirmidhi)

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