|This sentence has virtue and benefits|
Muslimcreed – Istighfar or Astaghfirullah al-‘Adzim is one of the special sentences in Islam. This sentence has virtue and benefits for those who continue to recite it. To get the virtue, then practice it every day.
Reading istighfar literally is done by repeating the words in Arabic in the form of the sentence ‘astaghfirullah’, which means “I ask forgiveness from Allah”. Beristighfar in Islamic philosophy, means someone who always asks for forgiveness for mistakes and keeps trying to obey God’s commands and not violate them.
Humans are not free from sin because it is their nature as a place to escape from sin and forget. Humans who realize their mistakes are encouraged to quickly repent by multiplying istighfar in order to get forgiveness from Allah SWT.
The extraordinary virtues and benefits of istighfar increase the enthusiasm of Muslims to increase istighfar. Reading istighfar should be read sincerely from the heart, not just words on the lips in order to get the true virtue and benefits of istighfar.
Reading istighfar is an expression of asking for forgiveness and also surrendering to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’alla as suggested by the Prophet Muhammad SAW.
The following are the virtues and benefits of istighfar derived from the hadith and the Qur’an.
1. All affairs made easy
2. Pray and repent
Another virtue of istighfar to Allah SWT is to abort sins in repentance. This is based on the words of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam in the Hadith of Bukhari history number 6307
3. Reading when the heart is lazy
Laziness can come to anyone. This of course can hinder one’s activities, for example in worship. However, saying istighfar can eliminate this feeling of laziness.
4. Avoiding the punishment
Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taimiyah rahimahullah said: “Allah Ta’ala informs, that Allah Ta’ala will not punish those who istighfar (asking for forgiveness from sins). Because istighfar will erase sins whose sin itself is the cause of the coming punishment, so that punishment is even that disappear quickly.”
5. Gaining Grace
6. Get abundant sustenance
The next virtue of istighfar is the abundance of sustenance. In this day and age of course money is very important. But don’t rely too much on money, because money can trap you. One of the tests of a Muslim is wealth. It could be because of this wealth that a Muslim becomes blind because of wealth. Ask Allah to give you a blessed sustenance. One of them by saying istighfar. This is contained in the word of Allah in the Qur’an Q.S Noah verses 10-12.
7. Get good in the world
8. Allah will send down heavy rain that brings blessings
In accordance with the contents of the content of Surah Qaf verse 9 which states that rain is a blessing sent down by Allah. A Muslim who always says Istighfar will be given a blessing in the form of rain.
9. Answering prayers
Prayer is the activity of a Muslim to ask something to the creator. A Muslim certainly wants his prayer to be answered. One of the virtues of istighfar is to answer prayers. This is contained in the word of Allah swt Q.S Hud verse 61
Those are the virtues and benefits of istighfar that are extraordinary and important to know. Hopefully useful and add insight about Islam.
10. Getting Descendants
In Surah Noah verse 12, the virtue of Istighfar is not only increasing wealth but also increasing children. Many scholars understand this virtue, so they encourage people who want to have children to do a lot of istighfar.