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Anta Waliyyonaa Faghfir Lanaa War hamnaa Wa Anta Khayrul Ghaafereen
(O Lord) You are our guardian, so forgive us, and You are the best of the forgivers

(Surah A’raaf, 7: 155) Recite this dua again and again to take stock of your mistakes and faults so as to avoid them in future, and to seek Allah’s protection and forgiveness with firm determination that you will live an honest and pious life to deserve His mercy. According to the Holy Qur’an, Prophet Moosa (a.s.) chose of his people 70 men, who insisted upon seeing Allah with their own eyes, for an appointed tryst on the mountain. As soon as they reached there, a trembling came on them. All the 70 men were destroyed. Then Prophet Moosa (a.s.) recited this dua to beseech Allah to have mercy on him and on the pious among his followers.

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Wak Tub Lanaa Fee Haazehid Dunyaa Hasanatanw Wa Fil Aakherate Innaa Hudnaa Elayka (O Lord) ordain for us good in this world and in the hereafter. Verily we turn to You alone.

(Surah A’raaf, 7: 156) This dua was also recited by Prophet Moosa (a.s.) immediately after the above noted dua to invoke Allah to give him and his followers all that which is good in this world and the next world, because it is Allah (alone) who can give whatever His obedient servants ask for. Allah’s mercy enfolds all those wrongdoers who turn repentant unto Him as said in verse 153 of Surah A’raaf. Islam assures the sinners that the door of Allah’s mercy remain open for those who sincerely turn repentant to Allah.

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Hasbeyal laaho Laa Elaaha Illaa Howa A’layhe Tawakkalto Wa Howa Rabbul A’rshil A’zeem Suffices me Allah. There is no god save Him. On Him do I rely, and He is the Lord of the great ‘Arsh’ (the glorious throne of the mighty power).

(Surah Tawbah, 9: 129) Whenever Allah revealed the verses of the Holy Qur’an to His last prophet the hypocrite men used to ask each other how could these verses of Allah be of any use to them? In this verse Allah says that His messenger (s.a.w.a.) was very kind to his followers and was anxious not to overburden them, he was full of pity and mercy. When they turned away, Allah asked the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) to recite this verse. This dua was recited by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). We, his followers, must also recite it to put out trust in Allah (alone) and to ask for fulfillment of all our desires. If recited 66 times daily, it brings honour and respect.