The Rabbana Duas, these are a series of 40 different verses from the Quran that all begin with the Arabic word ‘rabbana’ which in english means ‘O, Lord’. These forty beautiful duas all begin saying by saying O Allah and then continues asking him for something whether it be protection, love, guidance, prosperity, or forgiveness.
The Rabbana duas are essential as they cover all the necessities of everyday life for a Muslim.
We have to realize these ayats from the Quran are here to serve us, but we have to make the effort to pronounce them with complete sincerity and humility and inshallah they will be accepted by Allah subhana wa ta’ala.
In this article we will cover Rabbana dua from Surah Imran ayat 16 which begins with rabbana innana amanna. The benefits of this dua is that it asks Allah for forgiveness and protection from jahannam.
Rabbana innana amanna faghfir lana Full Dua
رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Rabbana innana amanna faghfir lana dhunuubana wa qinna ‘adhaban-Naar
Meaning: Our Lord, indeed we have believed, so forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of the Fire
Here are different translations for this dua:
Muhsin Khan “Our Lord! We have indeed believed, so forgive us our sins and save us from the punishment of the Fire.”
Pickethall “Our Lord! Lo! we believe. So forgive us our sins and guard us from the punishment of Fire;”
Abul Ala Maududi “Our Lord! We do indeed believe, so forgive us our sins and keep us safe from the chastisement of the Fire.”
Dr. Mustafa Khattab “Our Lord! We have believed, so forgive our sins and protect us from the torment of the Fire.”
Dr. Munir Munshey “Our Lord, we really believe! Forgive our sins, and save us from the suffering of the fire (of hell).”
Talal A. Itani “Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us our sins, and save us from the suffering of the Fire.”
Muhammad Asad “O our Sustainer! Behold, we believe [in Thee]; forgive us, then, our sins, and keep us safe from suffering through the fire”
Other Ways We Can Protect Ourselves From Hellfire:
In Surah Imran verse 185 Allah reminds us, “Everyone is bound to taste death and you shall receive your full reward on the Day of Resurrection. Then, whoever is spared the Fire and is admitted to Paradise has indeed been successful. The life of this world is merely an illusory enjoyment.”
Remember, paradise is the indicator of success, not our wealth or anything of that matter in this dunya, Allah reminds us this is all illusory.
Most of our life is spent working so we can survive and that’s fine, but we must not forgot our true goal is Jannah. We should make practice to read this dua as it moves us towards this goal. Besides reading the dua, here’s a list of good deeds that will be rewarded on the day of judgement.
- Be merciful and forgiving to others. As the saying goes, “To err is human, to forgive divine”.
- Pray regularly.
- Weeping out of fear for Allah, “And they fall upon their faces weeping, and the Qur’an increases them in humble submission” (17:09).
- Giving to charity.