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Istighfaar for all the believers

Fatwaa ID: 1304

Question:
Assalaamu alaykum wrwb,

Is the following du’aa and its fadheelah authentic?

Allaahummaghfir lee wa li l-mu’mineena wa l-mu’minaat wa li l-muslimeena wa l-muslimaat “O Allah! Forgive me and the believing men and women and the Muslim men and women.” [Hasn Husan]

Whoever recites this 27 times, Allaah (SWT) will grant them reward equal to all the believers in this world. And whoever recites it 27 times every day, Allaah (SWT) will make them Mustajab ud-da’wat (a person whose every du’aa is accepted)

Jazakumullaah khayran

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The above is based on two Ahaadith:

من استغفر للمؤمنين والمؤمنات كتب الله له بكل مؤمن ومؤمنة حسنة
“Whoever seeks forgiveness for the male believers and the female believers, Allaah will record for him a reward for every male and female believer.” [Tabaraani]

من استغفر للمؤمنين والمؤمنات كل يوم سبعاً وعشرين مرة أو خمساً وعشرين – أحد العددين – كان من الذين يستجاب لهم ويرزق بهم أهل الأرض
“Whoever seeks forgiveness daily for the male believers and the female believers twenty-five or twenty-seven times, one of the two, he will be from amongst those whose du’aas are accepted and those because of whom sustenance is given to the dwellers of the earth.” [Tabaraani]

The above Ahaadith are not free from dhu’f. However, they are suitable for practice. Making istighfaar for oneself and the believers is something we have been commanded to do in the Qur’aan.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


مجمع الزوائد ومنبع الفوائد (10/ 210):
1-إسناده جيد

2- رواه الطبراني وفيه عثمان بن أبي العاتكة، وقال: فيه حديث عن أم الدرداء، وعثمان هذا: وثقه غير واحد، وضعفه الجمهور، وبقية رجاله المسمين ثقات.

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