Shaddad b. Aus reported Allah’s messenger (salalaho alehi wa ala alihi wasalam) as saying that
“The best manner of asking pardon is to say:
|اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ |
خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ
أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعَتُ
أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي
فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
O God, You are my Lord. There is no god but You.
You created me, and I am Your servant and hold to Your covenant and promise as much as I can.
I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done.
I acknowledge Your favor to me, and I acknowledge my sin.
Forgive me, for none but You forgive sins.
|Allāhumma anta Rabbī lā ilāha illā ant, |
khalaqtanī wa anā `abduk, wa anā `alā `ahdika wa wa`dika mastaṭa`t,
a`ūdhu bika min sharri mā ṣana`t,
abū’u laka bi ni`matika `alay, wa abū’u bidhanbī faghfir lī fa’innahu lā yaghfirudh-dhunūba illā ant.
|He said that if anyone says it during the day-time with firm belief in it and dies that day before evening, he will be one of those who go to paradise; and if anyone says it during the night with firm belief in it and dies before morning, he will be one of those who go to paradise.” |
Bukhari transmitted it.
|Mishkat al-Masabih 2335|