The Prayers of the Holy Prophetsa:

 أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، كان يقول‏:‏

‏”‏اللهم لك أسلمت، وبك آمنت، وعليك توكلت، وإليك أنبت وبك خاصمت، وإليك حاكمت، فاغفر لي ما قدمت، وما أخرت وما أسررت وما أعلنت، أنت المقدم، وأنت المؤخر، لا إله إلا أنت‏”‏
زاد بعض الرواة‏:‏ ‏”‏ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله‏”‏ 

 

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to supplicate:

“Allahumma laka aslamtu, wa bika amantu, wa ‘alaika tawakkaltu, wa ilaika anabtu, wa bika khasamtu, wa ilaika hakamtu. Faghfir li ma qaddamtu, wa ma akh-khartu, wa ma asrartu wa ma a’lantu, Antal-Muqaddimu, wa Antal-Mu’akhkhiru, la ilaha illa Anta

O Allah! to You I submit, in You I affirm my faith, in You I repose my trust, to You I turn in repentance and with Your Help I contend my adversaries and from You I seek judgement. O Allah! Grant me forgiveness for the faults which I made in past and those ones I may commit in the future, those which I committed secretly or openly. You Alone send whomever You will to Jannah, and You Alone send whomever You will to Hell-fire. There is none worthy of worship except You.” Another narration adds: “There is no strength to resist evil and no power to do good except through Allah.”  [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

 

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم “‏ يا فلان إذا أويت إلى فراشك فقل‏:‏

‏ ‏  اللهم أسلمت نفسي إليك، ووجهت وجهي إليك‏:‏ وفوضت أمري إليك ، وألجأت ظهري إليك، رغبة ورهبة إليك، لا ملجأ ولا منجى منك إلا إليك ، آمنت بكتابك الذي أنزلت، ونبيك الذي أرسلت؛ فإنك إن مت من ليلتك مت على الفطرة، وإن أصبحت أصبت خيراً‏”‏ 


Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) asked me to recite whenever I go to bed:

“Allahumma aslamtu nafsi ilaika, wa wajjahtu wajhi ilaika, wa fawwadtu amri ilaika, wal-ja’tu zahri ilaika, raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika, la malja wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Amantu bikitabikal-ladhi anzalta, wa nabiyyikal-ladhi arsalta.”

O Allah! I have submitted myself to You, I have turned my face to You, entrusted my affairs to You; and committed my back to You out of desire for You and fear of You; expecting Your reward and fearing Your punishment. There is no refuge and no place of safety from You but with You. I believe in the Book You have revealed and in the Prophet You have sent.”

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said that if anyone recited these words and died that night, he would die in the true religion. In case he remains alive till morning, he will obtain good.   [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


A Humble Prayer for Forgiveness – The Promised Messiahas:

In August 1885 the Promised Messiah (a.s) wrote in a letter of condolence to Hadrat Maulawi Nuruddin Sahib on the death of his only son. The Promised Messiah (a.s) humbly drew his attention to this prayer. He wrote, “this prayer is among my routinely offered prayers and is in fact analogous to this humble one.” He added that it is advisable that when offering this prayer, one should confess one’s sins with the deepest emotions of the heart and acknowledge God’s blessing. Mere recitation by the tongue means nothing. The heart should be in it and prayer should be offered with tears and anguish in the heart. The Promised Messiah as explained the manner of offering this prayer. One should get up in the latter part of the night, do ablution and offer two rak‘at with sincerity and offer this prayer with emotions and humility:

“O my Benefactor! O my God!, I am Your worthless, sinful and totally unmindful servant. You saw me doing injustice after injustice, but still rewarded me again and again. You saw me committing sin after sin, but still bestowed favour upon favour on me. You have always covered up my sins and granted me countless blessings. So even now have mercy on this sinful and worthless servant, forgive my impudence and ingratitude, deliver me from this sin, as there is no succour except in You.” Amin Thumma Amin.

(Maktubat-e-Ahmadiyya, vol. 5, page 2-3)