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Importance of Istighfaar

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Ibnu Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) has reported that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite istighfaar seventy times in each majlis (sitting).

(Through this we understand the importance of istighfaar and how necessary it is for us to make istighfaar. Despite Allah Ta`ala stating in the Qur’aan with regards to Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): ليغفر لك الله ما تقدم من ذنبك و ما تأخر (Allah Ta`ala has forgiven all your past and future sins.) [2:48] and him being sinless, yet Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would still make so much of istighfaar in each sitting. Hence, how much more should we endeavour in making istighfaar due to our countless shortcomings.)

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