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A detailed explanation from Understand Quran Academy + How to Apply it to Our Lives: The Answer is Al-Ghaffaar


Ghaffaar (غفّار) is a hyperbolized noun, which points out that while we sometimes forgive and we sometimes forget, Allah (swt) forgives and forgives and forgives. He is the Oft-Forgiving. He, Al-Ghaffaar, forgives all kinds of sins everywhere and at all times. He is the All-Forgiving.

Al-Ghaffaar is the One Who forgives our sins and even turns them into good deeds as long as we turn back to Him with full devotion and repent to Him sincerely.


Explanation of Al-Ghafuwr & Al-Ghaffaar by Ilm Fruits


The root of Al-Ghaffuwr and Al-Ghaffar is the verb is ghafara (غَفَرَ), which does NOT mean “to forgive”; rather, it means to shield and protect and cover. Like a helmet, which, in Arabic, is called a “mighfaar.”  …more

Duaa using the Name, Al-Ghaffaar:


Aisha narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say at night if he turned during sleep:”None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, The One, The Subjugator. Lord of the heavens and the Earth and all between them, The Exalted in Might, The Oft-Forgiving.” …more

Correct Pronunciation of the Name: Al-Ghaffaar
Resources for Kids from CREATIVE MOTIVATIONS

TARIQ TEACHES: Allah’s 99 Names!

Let your child follow along with Tariq the Tiger as he teaches Allah’s 99 Names in fun, simple, child-friendly format. Includes fun printable badges, coloring sheets, and much more! Learn more about the “Tariq Teaches” program here.

1. 99 Names of Allah Card Set for KIDS: (Currently in development)

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2. 99 Days til Ramadan Countdown Chart:

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A Worksheet for Kids from Iman’s Home-School: Al-Ghaffaar

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Daily Reminder Network: Sheikh Sajid Umar “Never Ever Lose Hope in Al-Ghafaar!”

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Green Lane Masjid – Dr. Ahsan Hanif: Quran Bites- Al-Ghaffaar & At-Tawwaab Video 1 of 1:
Dr Bilal Philips Explaining Al-Ghaffaar, and others:

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Dr Suhaib Hasan explaining the Name, Al-Ghaffaar, and others:

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