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Allahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa’fu annee

Rewards of Saying Allahumma Innaka Afuwwun During Lailatul Qadr

This short dua and its significance during Lailatul Qadr offer great potential for seeking forgiveness and blessings.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Lailatul Qadr: This exceptionally holy night in Ramadan exceeds the blessings of a thousand months.
  2. Dua's Meaning: "Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni" emphasizes Allah's forgiveness and our plea for pardon.
  3. Spiritual Benefits: This dua during Lailatul Qadr presents a profound opportunity for forgiveness and spiritual growth.

Let's delve into a simple yet powerful dua that many of you may already know: "Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni." This supplication, prescribed by Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), holds particular significance during the Night of Decree or Lailat-ul-Qadr.

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The Night of Decree is a divine occasion, marking the night when the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). It falls within the last ten nights of Ramadan, likely on an odd-numbered night.

Understanding the importance of this night is crucial, as highlighted in Surah Al-Qadr:

  1. Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree.
  2. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree?
  3. The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.
  4. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.
  5. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.


Action Benefits
Recite the Qur'an Deepens understanding, strengthens faith
Engage in Dhikr Reminds us of Allah, brings inner peace
Increase Night Prayers Opportunity for seeking closeness to Allah
Give in Charity Brings blessings, benefits those in need
Seek Forgiveness Cleanses the heart, leads to spiritual elevation


The Qur'an emphasizes the extraordinary significance of this night – one night surpasses a thousand months, equivalent to over 83 years! It was on this night that the instructions of Allah were revealed, underscoring its unparalleled importance.

The hadith mentioning Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) sharing this supplication is found in Sunan Ibn Majah:

"It was narrated from ‘Aishah that she said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, what do you think I should say in my supplication if I come upon Laylatul-Qadr?’ He said: ‘Say: 'Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni (O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me).’"



In Arabic, this dua is written as:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

Transliteration: Allahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa’fu annee


The translation of this dua in English is: "O Allah, You are Forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me" or "O Allah, You are Pardoning and love to pardon, so pardon me."


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: When does Lailatul Qadr usually occur? 

A: Lailatul Qadr (the Night of Decree) typically falls within the last ten odd-numbered nights of Ramadan. It's a night of immense blessings and spiritual power.

Q: What are some specific duas I can recite on Lailatul Qadr? 

A: While any sincere dua is welcome, the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) recommended "Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul-‘afwa, fa’fu ‘anni." Additionally, explore other duas and prayers in our collection of step-by-step guides for spiritual occasions. 

Q: Is it important to stay awake the entire night of Lailatul Qadr? 

A: While it's beneficial to maximize worship on this night, getting adequate rest is also important. Focus on sincere devotion within your capacity, and Allah will reward your intentions.

Q: Can I still receive the blessings of Lailatul Qadr if I didn't know the exact date? 

A: Yes! Seeking Allah's forgiveness and performing good deeds throughout the last ten nights of Ramadan hold immense value, as any of these nights could be Lailatul Qadr.

Q: How can I make the most of Lailatul Qadr to change my life for the better? 

A: Take this opportunity for deep reflection, set sincere intentions for improvement, and seek Allah's guidance. Increase good deeds, acts of kindness, and strengthen your relationship with Allah. Explore our blog for further inspiration and guidance on Ramadan and other important topics.