5th Kalma Astaghfar | Meaning | English & Urdu Translation

Kalma Astaghfar in Arabic

The Fifth Kalma is also known as the “Kalma Astaghfar” or the “Words of Seeking Forgiveness”.

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ رَبِّيْ مِنْ كُلِّ ذَنْبٍ أَذْنَبْتُهُ عَمْدًا أَوْ خَطَأً سِرًّا أَوْ عَلَانِيَةً وَأَتُوْبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنَ الذَّنْبِ الَّذِيْ أَعْلَمُ وَمِنَ

الذَّنْبِ الَّذِيْ لَا أَعْلَمُ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ عَلَّامُ الْغُيُوْبِ وَسَتَّارُ الْعُيُوْبِ وَغَفَّارُ الذُّنُوْبِ وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ الْعَلِيِّ


5th Kalma with English Translation

5th Kalma Astaghfar with english translation

5th Kalma with Urdu Translation

5th Kalma Astaghfar with urdu translation

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Meaning and Explanation

  1. Astaghfirullah Rabbi (أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ رَبِّي): This means “I seek forgiveness from Allah, my Lord.”
  2. Min kulli zambin aznabtuho (مِنْ كُلِّ ذَنْبٍ أَذْنَبْتُهُ): This means “From every sin that I committed.”
  3. Amadan aw khata’an (آمَدًا أَوْ خَطَأً): This means “Intentionally or unintentionally.”
  4. Sirran aw alaniyatan (سِرًّا أَوْ عَلانِيَةً): This means “Secretly or openly.”
  5. Wa atubu ilaihi (وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ): This means “And I turn towards Him in repentance.”
  6. Minaz zambil lazee aalamu (مِنَ الذَّنْبِ الَّذِي أَعْلَمُ): This means “From the sin that I know.”
  7. Wa minaz zambil lazee la aalamu (وَمِنَ الذَّنْبِ الَّذِي لَا أَعْلَمُ): This means “And from the sin that I do not know.”
  8. Innaka anta allamul ghuyoobi (إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ عَلَّامُ الْغُيُوبِ): This means “Indeed, You are the Knower of the unseen.”
  9. Wa sattaarul ‘oyoobi (وَسَتَّارُ الْعُيُوبِ): This means “And the Concealer of faults.”
  10. Wa ghaffaruz zunooba (وَغَفَّارُ الذُّنُوبِ): This means “And the Forgiver of sins.”
  11. Wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil ‘aliyil ‘azeem (وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيمِ): This means “And there is no power nor strength except through Allah, the Most High, the Most Great.”


The Kalma Astaghfar is a prayer to Allah asking for mercy for all sins, irrespective of if they are known or unknown, done secretly or openly knowingly or accidentally. It recognizes Allah’s capability as depicted in Surah Maryam, to forgive sins and know what is unseen. Muslims recite it as a show of regret and a request for Allah’s acceptance and kindness as exemplified in Surah Yaseen. Additionally, the Sixth Kalma is recited for seeking Allah’s mercy and defense.

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