بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم
What makes a believer able to face the bitterness of life? What are the secrets behind their genuine smiles and great strengths during their bitter times? This is the source of the strength of the believers; a higher level among the Muslims. Each mukmin or believer must be Muslim but every Muslim does not yet reach the degree of believer.
Actually their secret is simple. They never stop beg to Allah, The Lord of the Universes. And among the prayers they read there are Sayyidul Istighfar or The Arch-prayers.
اَللّٰهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّيِ لَا إَلٰهَ إِلَّا أَنِتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي، وَ أَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَ أَنَا عَلَى عَهْدْكَ وَ وَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَبُوْءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ، وَ أَبُوْءُ بِذَنْبِي، فَاغْفِرْلِيْ، فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذَّنُوْبَ إلَّا أَنْتَ.
“Allahumma Anta robbiy, laa ilaaha illa Anta, kholaktaniy, wa ana abduka, wa ana ala ahdika wa wa’dika maa astatho’tu, audzubika min syarri ma shona’tu, abu’u laka bini’matika alayya, wa abu’u bi danbiy fagdirliy, fainnahu laa yagfiru az-zunuwba illa anta.”
“O Allah, You are my Rabb (Creator), there is no illah (The righteous one to be worshiped) except You, You created me. I am Your servant. I am (believe) with Your promise and I will be faithful to my covenant to You as best I can. I take refuge in you from the ugliness (what) I do. I acknowledge Your blessings (given) to me and I confess my sins, therefore forgive me. There is no one who can forgive sins except You.”
“Oh Allah, Tú eres mi Señor (Rabb), no hay dios (los justos para ser adorados) excepto Tú, Tú me creaste. Yo soy tu siervo. Yo soy (creo) con tu promesa y seré fiel a mi Pacto contigo lo mejor que pueda. Me refugio en ti de la fealdad (lo que) hago. Reconozco tus bendiciones (me las has dado) y confieso mis pecados, por lo tanto, perdóname. No hay nadie que pueda perdonar pecados excepto Tú.”
Every Muslim who loves Allah and His messenger and seeks to increase their faith usually reads this prayer; especially in the morning and evening. We believe in the power of this prayer due to news of the Messenger of Allah brought, “Whoever read it confidently in the morning then he died before entering the afternoon, then he belonged to the ahli (dweller-author-) of Heaven. And whoever read it with confidence in the evening before he died before going into the morning, then he is among the dweller of Heaven.“Narrated by Bukhari (6306, 6323), Ahmad (IV / 122, 125) and an-Nasa-i (VIII / 279-280) from Shaddad ibn Aus. (Abdul Qadir Jawas, Yazid bin. Dzikir Pagi Petang dan Sesudah Shalat Fardhu Menurut al-Qur’an dan as-Sunnah yang Shahih. Bogor: Pustaka Imam Syafi’i, 2005.)
Whenever you meet dead end in this life then come to Allah with full of hope and fear. You also could read this prayer to seek His counsel. Alhamdulillah so many Muslims have found their way out from problems after routinely read the prayer. And we hope you also have happiness and peace in life. There is no peace and glory except by submitting to Allah, The Lord of the Universe.