- Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said, “The master Prayer for forgiveness
Allaahumma anta bbee, laa ilaaha illaa anta, khalaatanee wa anaa ‘abduka, wa anaa ‘alaa ‘ahdika wa wa’dika masta-ta’tu, a’oodhu bika min sharri maa sana’tu, aboo’u laka bini’matika alayya, wa aboo’u laka bidhanbee, faghfir lee, fa innahu laa yaghfirudh-dhunooba illaa anta.
(O Allah, You are my Lord, there is no god but You. You have created me and I am Your servant, and I am keeping my pledge to You and my promise to You as much as I am able. I take refuge in You from the evil that I have done. I admit to You Your favours on me, and I admit to You my sins, so forgive me, for there is no one who forgives sins other than You.)
Whoever recites this prayer during the night and dies that night will enter Paradise: and whoever recites it in the morning and dies that day will enter Paradise.”
- The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) used to say, “There is no servant (of Allah) who says on the morning of each day, and on the evening of each night:
Allaahumma innee asalukal-hudaa wattugaa wal-‘afaafa wal ghinaa
(O Allah, I beg of You the right guidance, safeguard against evils, chastity and freedom from want.)
- The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “When anyone gets somewhere and then says.
Aoodhu bikalimaati-llaahit-taammaati min sharri maa khak
(I seek refuge in Allah’s perfect words from the evil He has created, nothing would harm him until he leaves that place.)”
- Anas reported that whenever the Prophet went to bed, he would say,
Alhamdu lillaahilladhee at’amanaa wa saqaanaa, wa kafaanaa, wa aawaana, fakam mimman laa kaafya lahu wa laa mu’wee
(Al praise is due to Allah who has provided us with food and drink, satisfied us and sheltered us: for many are those who have none to suffice them or shelter them.)
- When Aishah was asked about the supplication the Prophet (pbuh) used to make, she replied. “He used to say,
Allaahumma innee aoodhu bika min sharri maa ammu wa min sharri maa lam amal.
(O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done and from the evil of what I have not done.)”
- Qataadah asked Anas about the supplication which the Prophet (pbuh) frequently made, he replied, “The supplication that he frequently made is:
Allaahumma aatinaa fid-Dunyaa hasanatan wa fi-aakhirati hasanatan wa anaa ‘adhaaban-Naar
(O Allah, give us good in this life and good in the next life and save us from the Fire.)”