Dua for Laylatul Qadr

True and Good Words

Bismillah. Asked Siddiqah bint Al-Siddiq [RA], “what if I knew which night Laylatul Qadr was, then what should I say in it?”

He [SAWS] said, “Say:

[Reported by Tirmithi and Ibn Majah]

Transliteration (hover your mouse for translation)

Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun
tuhibbul ‘afwa
fa’fu ‘annee

Some thoughts on this dua (based on the video above and more):

  • The dua is all about afwu. The three prominent words in the dua all share afwu as their common origin.
  • The word afwu عفو has two basic meanings: 1) to erase 2) to have leftovers, be prosperous.
  • Mapping it back to the dua:
    • Allah is the one who completely erases the sin – totally gone – despite having the power to punish.
    • Allah is the one who makes us prosper, gives us lots – mostly without us even asking for it.
    • He loves to erase our sins, loves to make us prosper.
    • fa’fu…

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