Hadith on Istighfar: The Prophet anchors his mindfulness of Allah

Al-Aghar al-Muzani reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, at times there is fog over my heart, so I seek the forgiveness of Allah one hundred times in a day.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2702

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Al-Nawawi said, “It is said that it means the Prophet (ṣ) had intervals of distraction from remembrance, as remembrance was his normal state of affairs. When the Prophet (ṣ) had a period of inattention, he would consider that a sin and seek forgiveness for it.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2702

عَنْ الْأَغَرِّ الْمُزَنِيِّ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّهُ لَيُغَانُ عَلَى قَلْبِي وَإِنِّي لَأَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ فِي الْيَوْمِ مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ

2702 صحيح مسلم كتاب الذكر والدعاء والتوبة والاستغفار باب استحباب الاستغفار والاستكثار منه

قال النووي قِيلَ الْمُرَادُ الْفَتَرَاتُ وَالْغَفَلَاتُ عَنِ الذِّكْرِ الَّذِي كَانَ شَأْنُهُ الدَّوَامَ عَلَيْهِ فَإِذَا فتَرَ عَنْهُ أَوْ غَفَلَ عَدَّ ذَلِكَ ذَنْبًا وَاسْتَغْفَرَ مِنْهُ

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