So do ‘affuw on us. And forgive us. And have mercy on us.

There’s a beautiful du’a that Allah mentions near the end of Surah Baqarah:

وَا عْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا

Translation:So do ‘affuw on us. And forgive us. And have mercy on us. [Baqarah 2:286]

 

 

Allah mentions three things, in order:
  1. Affuw ‘annaa: Affuw linguistically means to erase something; to obliterate something; to completely destroy something and leave no traces of it whatsoever. This du’a is saying: make affuw of our sins. Remove them completely.
  2. Waghfirlanaa: Ghafira linguistically means toprotect–that’s why a helmet is called a mighfaar. Read up about Allah’s two names: Al-Ghafuwr and Al-Ghaffaar. Here, the du’a is saying: and if you do not ‘affuw our sins, forgive us, and protect us from the consequences of them.
  3. Warham naa:Rahmah is mercy; Allah has two names related to this quality–Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem. Here, the du’a is saying: and if you do not even forgive our sins, then have mercy on us! Subhanallah!
What an amazing du’a! Do affuw of our sins; and if not, forgive us and protect us from their effects; and if not, have mercy on us!
THAT’S your Lord!
SOURCE: IlmFruits