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1246 Please tell me the significant of the Fifth Kalima Astagfar, in accordance with Sahih Hadith. If I keep my heart busy with Kalima Astagfar, what will happen? Please do reply with Hadees.
The 5th Kalimah are the words of Seeking Forgiveness (Istagfar), which in translation mean: I seek forgiveness from Allah, my Lord, from every sin I committed knowingly or unknowingly, secretly or openly, and I turn towards Him from the sin that I know and from the sin that I do not know. Certainly You, You (are) the knower of the hidden things and the Concealer (of) the mistakes and the Forgiver (of) the sins. And (there is) no power and no strength except from Allah, the Most High, the Most Great.

There are many AHadith relating to the benefits of doing Istagfar. Below are a few examples :

Cleansing the Rust of the Heart.

Sayyiduna Anus (R.A) narrates that, the knower of the hidden, the immaculate Prophet (S.A.W) has stated, ‘Without doubt, just like iron, the heart also rusts; reciting Istighfar cleanses it’. (Majma’uz- Zawaid, pp. 346, Vol. 10, Hadis 17575)

Salvation from Worries and Misery.

The companion Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Abbas (R.A) narrates, that the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) has stated, ‘Whoever makes (invocation of) Istighfar necessary for himself, Allah (S.W.T) will distance every worry from him, will bless him with relief from every misery, and will bestow him with sustenance from such a source which he cannot conceive.’ (Sunan Ibn Maajah, pp. 257, Vol. 4, Hadith 3819)

Appealing Record of Deeds.

It is narrated by Sayyiduna Zubair bin Awwan (R.A) that the Beloved and Blessed Prophet (S.A.W) has stated, ‘Whoever would like for his records of deeds to make him happy should increase the recitation of Istighfar in it.’ (Majma’ uz-Zawaid, pp. 347, Vol. 10, Hadith 17579)

(Answered by: Hafiz Mohammed Akhtar)
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