Dua e Maghfirat in English

Dua e Maghfirat in English
Losing someone you know is one of the hardest things anyone can go through, and I am sorry for your loss and for what you are going through, but you have to keep your faith and know that they are with Allah and Allah is with you too through this journey.


All we can do now is pray and say our duas for them, and may Allah give you patience and strength.


The dua that you can say after the loss is dua e Maghfirat, and in this article we will help you learn dua e Maghfirat and everything you need to know, keep reading to learn more.


What is Dua e Maghfirat?

“Dua e Maghfirat” is an Arabic phrase that translates to “Prayer of Forgiveness” or “Supplication for Forgiveness.” 


It is a prayer recited by Muslims seeking forgiveness from Allah for their sins and shortcomings. 


The prayer typically includes expressions of remorse, repentance, and a plea for mercy and forgiveness from Allah. 


This dua is often recited during moments of reflection, particularly after sinning or during special occasions such as the month of Ramadan or during the last ten nights of Ramadan known as Laylat al-Qadr, which is considered the Night of Decree and forgiveness. 


Or after losing someone, and this is the dua you should recite for them, for forgiveness.


Dua e Maghfirat in Arabic

There are multiple dua for Maghfirat that you can read depending on what you want:


  1. Dua e Maghfirat for the deceased in Arabic:

The Dua e Maghfirat for the deceased, which is a supplication for the forgiveness of the deceased, is as follows:


“اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِفُلانٍ وَارْفَعْ دَرَجَتَهُ فِي الْمَهْدِيِّينَ، وَاخْلُفْهُ فِي عَقِبِهِ فِي الْغَابِرِينَ، وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلَهُ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ، وَافْسَحْ لَهُ فِي قَبْرِهِ وَنَوِّرْ لَهُ فِيهِ”


  1. Dua e Maghfirat for you and your family in Arabic:

“اللهم اغفر لي ولوالدي وللمؤمنين والمؤمنات يوم يقوم الحساب.”


And there’s also:

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ


Dua e Maghfirat in English

  1. Dua e Maghfirat for the deceased in English:



“O Allah, forgive [mention the name of the deceased] and elevate his/her status among the guided ones, and take good care of him/her in the hereafter. Forgive us and him/her, O Lord of the Universe, and grant him/her an honored place in Paradise, and shine Your light upon him/her.”


  1. Dua e Maghfirat for you and your family in English:


Here is a translation of “Dua e Maghfirat” (Prayer of Forgiveness) for you and your family into English:


“Oh Allah, forgive me, my parents, and all believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established.”


And there’s also:

“I seek forgiveness from Allah, who is the Ever-Living and the Sustainer of [all] existence, and I repent to Him.”


Which Surah to Recite for A Deceased Person?

There are several Surahs (chapters) from the Quran that are often recited for the deceased. 


Among them are Surah Al-Fatiha (the Opening Chapter) and Surah Al-Ikhlas (Chapter 112). 


Additionally, Surah Al-Baqarah (Chapter 2) and Surah Yasin (Chapter 36) are also commonly recited for the deceased.


Surah Al-Fatiha is particularly significant and is often recited as it serves as a supplication for guidance and mercy from Allah. It is also commonly recited during funeral prayers (Salat al-Janazah).


While these are some of the commonly recited Surahs for the deceased, it’s essential to note that any part of the Quran can be recited as a form of prayer and supplication for the deceased.


How Do You Pray for a Deceased Person?

Praying for a deceased person in Islam involves several steps and can be performed individually or collectively. Here is a general guide on how to pray for a deceased person:


  1. Intentions (Niyyah): Begin by making a sincere intention (niyyah) to pray for the deceased person’s forgiveness and mercy. Your intention should be solely for the sake of Allah.


  1. Performing Wudu (Ablution): It’s recommended to be in a state of ritual purity by performing ablution (wudu) before engaging in prayers.


  1. Facing the Qiblah: Turn towards the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, known as the Qiblah.


  1. Reciting Surah Al-Fatiha: Start by reciting Surah Al-Fatiha (the Opening Chapter of the Quran) silently or audibly. This chapter serves as a supplication for guidance and mercy from Allah.


  1. Making Du’a (Supplication): After reciting Surah Al-Fatiha, you can make du’a (supplication) for the deceased person. 


You can ask Allah to forgive their sins, grant them mercy, and elevate their status in the Hereafter. 


You can also pray for their entrance into Paradise and protection from the punishment of the grave.


  1. Reciting Additional Verses or Surahs: While not obligatory, you can also recite other verses or chapters from the Quran, such as Surah Al-Ikhlas (Chapter 112), Surah Al-Falaq (Chapter 113), and Surah An-Nas (Chapter 114). Surah Yasin (Chapter 36) is also commonly recited for the deceased.


  1. Sending Rewards (Thawab): Conclude the prayer by sending the rewards (thawab) of your prayers to the deceased person. 


You can say something like, “O Allah, please grant the reward of this prayer to [mention the name of the deceased].”


  1. Offering Optional Acts of Worship: After performing the prayer, you can engage in optional acts of worship, such as offering charity (sadaqah) on behalf of the deceased or reciting additional prayers (nafl) for their benefit.


It’s important to remember that praying for the deceased is a form of worship and should be done sincerely and with humility. 


Additionally, while there are recommended practices for praying for the deceased, the sincerity of one’s intentions and the heartfelt nature of the supplications are of utmost importance.


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