at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

First Istighfar then Durood Shareef

Arifbillah Hadhrat Aqdas Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (damat barkatuhum) writes,

“Qutub Alim Hadhrat Maulana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi (Rahmatullah Alayhi)  was once asked by someone if first Istighfar or Durood Shareef should be recited. He answered, ‘Do you first wash your dirty clothes or first apply ‘Atr (perfume)?’

Therefore first should the soul be purified from the dirt of sins through seeking forgiveness (Istighfar) and then the perfume of Durood Shareef should be applied.”

[‘Waliullah Bannay Walay 4 Amaal’, page 25]


Filed under: Malfoozat, Zikr & Du'a

4 Responses

  1. alhikma says:

    Amazing insight.

  2. Unknown says:

    how about reading dourud first so that my estegfar is more acceptable to Allah

  3. True Life says:

    I don’t see the reason, why Durood Sharif should get your Istighfar more accepted by Allah Ta’ala.

    Instead you could ask Allah Ta’ala to accept your Istighfar through the Waseelah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Just like Adam (alayhis salam) did it, when he has been thrown out of Jannah.

    Related Entry:
    Permissibility of Tawassul & Waseelah

    W’Allahu Alam

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