The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) replied, "Say:
[Reported by Tirmithi and Ibn Majah]
Allahumma innaka 'afuwwun tuhibbul 'afwa fa'fu 'annee
"O Allah, Thou art the One who grants pardon for sins. Thou lovest to pardon, so O pardon me." (Hadith-Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and at-Tirmithi)
This is the famous dua to be made while seeking laylatul qadr. Remember, this was given by the The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). So that makes the dua extra special. Some other things that make this dua special:
- 'afoo (root: ain fa wow) means to wipe away without a trace
- Al-'Afuw is one of the majestic names of Allah.