The first 10 days of Ramadan are said to be the days of Mercy, during which mercy is sought from Allah. We are well into the next 10 days of Ramadan, which are the days of forgiveness. Thus in these 10 days we are encouraged to seek forgiveness from Allah for our shortcomings.
There are a couple of duas or prayers which are recommended for the seeking of forgiveness, which I have stated below.
Dua’s for seeking forgiveness
“Oh Allah! I ask you by medium of your abundant blessings that You have blessed me with and by medium of Your trials that You have tested me with and by medium of Your trials that You have favored me with that you enter me in Paradise. Oh Allah! Enter me into Paradise with Your favour, boon and Mercy.”
“Oh Allah, You are my Lord. There is no God besides You. You created me and I am Your servant, following Your covenant and [my] promise to You as much as I can. I seek refuge in You from the evil that I have done. Before You I acknowledge Your blessings bestowed upon me and I confess my sins to You. So forgive me, for surely no one can forgive sins, except You.”
The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) added, “Anyone who says this (second dua above) during the day, firmly believing in it and dies before the evening, or says it in the evening and dies before the following morning, will be among the people of Paradise.” (Bukhari).
Verily we are in much need of Allah’s Mercy and forgiveness so may He enable us to first and foremost acknowledge this and seek His pardon and may Allah forgive us our wrongdoings and guide us aright. Ameen.
I ask you too, to forgive me if I have caused you any hurt or have wronged you in anyway, knowingly or unknowingly to please forgive me too.