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Istighfaar: Gateway to Blessings Unlimited!

Assalamu Alaikum. Bismillah….

Today I would like to discuss on the Significance of Istighfaar and its benefits. This we need to understand because many Muslims know only one side of the benefits of Istighfaar – the forgiveness of one’s sins – and (in most cases) we Muslims do not know the other blessings that come from Istighfaar.

Meaning of ‘istighfaar’:

The word ‘istighfaar’ comes from the Arabic root ghafara which means ‘to forgive’. ‘Istaghfara’ means ‘to seek forgiveness’. Istighfaar is ‘the Islamic way of seeking forgiveness from Allah, Who is one’s Creator, Nourisher and Cherisher.  Continue reading

February 14, 2012 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments