There are numerous benefits of Istighfar, seeking forgiveness of Allah (s.w.t) and this is not written in any common book, it is written in Allah’s (s.w.t) Qu’ran that he who does Istighfar, Allah (s.w.t) blesses him with several things.
It is related in Tafsir al Qurtubi that Hasan al-Basri (r.a) was once seated. A man came saying ” O Master, I’m very sinful do tell me an act which I can do to be forgiven”. Hasan al-Basri (r.a) replied, “Go and do Istighfar”.
Second person came and said, ” O Master, for many days rains have stopped and there is drought. Tell me an action through which Allah (s.w.t) will send down rain to us”. Hasan al-Basri (r.a) replied, “Go and do Istighfar”.
Third person came and said, ” I am under a lot of debt. I am working, but please make dua that Allah (s.w.t) give me wealth so I can…
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