Seeking Allah’s Forgiveness is known as istighfar.
“Whoever sees (from himself) that his chest is not expanding and he is not obtaining any sweetness of Eemān and the light of guidance then let (him) increase in repentance and Istighfār (seeking Allāh’s Forgiveness).” – Ibn Taymiyyah (May Allah have mercy on him)
“Istighfar is to seek forgiveness and tawbah is to go back to Allah! So γoυ dσ “istighfar” 1st and then tawbah..” – Mufti Menk
“When your heart is not at peace then repent and do istighfar.”
“Istighfar (Astaghfirullah) is the gateway of relief and happiness. Whenever you are in distress recite it.”
“Repent and do as much Istighfar as you can do.”
“Worrying will never change your situation. Change your situation by doing istighfar but not worrying. “
“First repent from your sin after that do istighfar and dua.”
Take a break what you are doing and make a sincere istighfar.
Righteous children will always make dua, istighfar and give sadaqah on behalf their parents.
“Think like today is your last day. And spend time in Salah, istighfar, dua & charity..”
“Istighfar removes anxiety from us and our duas are answered by Allah.”
“Istighfar opens the door of sustenance.”
“Istighfar opens the door of Allah’s mercy.”
“Istighfar cleanse our hearts.”
“Istighfar relieves you .. when you feel that sadness within you ..when you are disturbed and frustrated ..when anxiety surrounds you ..say Astaghfirullah Astaghfirullah ..”
Keep repenting and never leave Istighfar
A man once came to al-Hasan al-Basri (RA) and complained to him: “The sky does not shower us with rain.” He replied: “Seek Allah’s forgiveness (i.e. say أستغفر ألله).”
Then another person came to him and said, “I complain of poverty.” He replied: “Seek Allah’s forgiveness.”
Then another person came to him and complained, “My wife is barren; she cannot bear children.” He replied: “Seek Allah’s forgiveness.”
The people who were present, said to al-Hasan: “Everytime a person came to you complaining, you instructed them to seek Allah’s forgiveness?”
Al-Hasan al-Basri said, “Have you not read the statement of Allah? ‘I said “Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Truly He is Oft-Forgiving. He will send rain to you in abundance; increase you in wealth and children; grant you gardens and bestow on you rivers.”
“And said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers. And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.” – [Quran 71:10-12]
There are two things in the earth that give a person safety and security from the punishment of Allah. The first has been removed, whilst the second still remains. As for the first, it was the Messenger of Allah (May Allah’s peace and blessings be Upon him).”But Allah would not punish them while you, [O Muhammad], are among them, and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness..” [Quran 8:33] As for the second, it is istighfar.
Do not ever leave istighfar!
Astaghfirullaaha wa ‘atoobu ‘ilayhi.
I seek the forgiveness of Allah and repent to Him.