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Reference for the du’a ‘O Allah forgive my errors and ignorance’

Question

Please provide the reference and translation of this du’a:

اللهم اغفر لي خطيئتي وجهلي وإسرافي في أمري وما أنت أعلم به مني اللهم اغفر لي جدي وهزلي وخطئي وعمدي وكل ذلك عندي

Allahummagh firli khatiati wa jahli wa israfi fi amri wa ma anta a’alamu bihi minni. Allahummagh firli jiddi wa hazli wa khatai wa ‘amdi wa kullu dhalika ‘indi

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded these words as a du’a of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded the du’a with variation in the wording.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2719, Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6398-6399)

 

Translation

O Allah, forgive my errors and ignorance, my extravagance/immoderation in all of my affairs and what You know best of me. O Allah, forgive me my errors what I do seriously, what I do in jest and what I do intentionally. All of these [faults] are in me.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar