A Guide to Correct and Valid Repentance Prayers to be Accepted by Allah SWT


Suara.com – A prayer of repentance is a prayer done with the purpose of asking for forgiveness from Allah SWT. In order for the prayer of repentance to be accepted, there is a correct and valid way of prayer of repentance that must be observed.

In the hadith of Ibn Majah, Muslims are encouraged to pray repentance after making big mistakes in life.

“Every descendant of Adam is a person who commits a mistake, and the best person who commits a mistake is the person who repents.” (Narrated by Ibn Majah)

In fact, the suggestion of prayer of repentance also appears in the words of Allah SWT in Surat At Tahrim verse 8 which means the following.

“O you who believe, repent to Allah with nasuaha repentance (pure repentance). Hopefully your Lord will cover your mistakes and enter you into Jannah under which rivers flow.” (QS And Tahrim:8)

So what is the correct and valid way of praying repentance to be accepted by Allah SWT?

Procedures for Correct Prayer of Repentance

Here is a guide on how to pray the true and valid repentance prayer to be accepted by Allah SWT.

1. Read the prayer of repentance

“Ushalli sunnatat taubati rokaataini lillahi taala”

Meaning: “I intend to pray sunnah repentance two cycles because of Allah.”

2. Perform takbiratul ihram

3. Read the opening prayer

4. Read Surah Al Fatihah followed by reading short surahs of the Qur’an

5. Bow

6. I’tidal

7. Sitting between two prostrations

8. Second prostration

9. Stand up and continue the second rak’ah then repeat the movement from reading Surah Al Fatihah

10. Final Tasyahud

11. Salam

Prayer of Repentance

After finishing working on the prayer of repentance, continue with reading the prayer of repentance prayer.

Allahumma Anta Robbi, you are the only god, you are the one who is worshiped, the one who is the one who is the one who is the one who is the one who is the one who is the one who is the one who is the one who is the one who is the one who is being worshipped. ‘u laka bidzanbi faghfirlii fainnahu laa yaghfiru dzunuuba illa anta

Meaning: Ya Allah, You are my Lord, there is no right worship except You, You created me while I am Your servant and I am above the bond of Your promise (that is to always carry out Your agreement to believe and be sincere in carrying out the deed of obedience to You) as much as I can.

I seek refuge in you from all the evil that I have done, I acknowledge you for your favor on me and I acknowledge my sins to you, so forgive me. Indeed, no one can forgive all sins except You.

After finishing reading the prayer of repentance above, continue reading the prayer below as a closing

Astaghriullahal ‘azhiima, alladzii laa illaha illa huwal hayyul qayyuumu waatuubu ilaihi taubata ‘abdin zhaalimin laa yamliku linafsihi dlarran without benefit or death or life or nusyuura.

Meaning: I ask for forgiveness from God Almighty, I bear witness that there is no God but God, the God who always lives and watches over, I ask Him for repentance as the repentance of a sinful servant who does not have the power to do harm or benefit to dead or alive or resurrected later.

That is the guide on how to pray the true and valid prayer of repentance to be accepted by Allah SWT along with the recitation of the prayer of repentance.


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