Question and Answer:
Q. wat is the best istigfaar to read every night?
(Question published as received)
A. The best form of Istighfar is the Sayyidul Istighfar (the chief of all forms of Istighfar) which is as follows:
اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ، وَأَبُوءُ لَكَ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي، فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
Transliteration: Allahumma Anta Rabbee La Ilaha Illa Ant. Khalaqtanee wa Ana Abduka wa Ana Ala Ahdika wa Wa’dika Masta Ta’tu. A’uzu bika Min Sharri Ma Sana’tu, Aboo’u Laka Bi Ni’matika Alayya Wa’Aboo’u Laka Bi Zambee Faghfirlee Fa’innahu La Yaghfiruz Zunooba Illa Anta.
Translation: O Allah! You are my Cherisher. There is no deity except You. You have created me and I am Your servant and as far as possible, I abide by my solemn promise and covenant (which I made to You). I seek Your protection against the consequences of my wrongdoings. I fully acknowledge the grace You have bestowed upon me and I confess my faults. So pardon me my sins as none besides You can pardon sins.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Aalihi Wa Sallam), said: “If somebody recites it during the day with firm faith in it and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it and dies before the morning he will be from the people of Paradise.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: 5947, Narrated by Shaddad bin Aws)
And Allah Knows Best
Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed