Understanding Prophet Adam’s Prayer and the Virtue of Prophet Adam’s Prayer

Prophet Adam’s Prayer – Prophet Adam is a human being and the first prophet created by Allah SWT, included in the 25 prophets that Muslims must believe in. Therefore, what he brought, what he did and what he avoided can be a lesson in itself. Including when the Prophet Adam’s prayer was said.

For some Muslims, maybe they don’t know Adam’s prayer. Therefore, in this article, we will study together about Prophet Adam’s prayer. So, see the full review until it’s finished, Sinaumed’s.

However, before discussing about Prophet Adam’s prayer, it is better if we discuss about Prophet Adam first.

Prophet Adam

The story of Prophet Adam shows that humans are blessed creatures. One of the reasons is because the Prophet Adam showed an example of human nature which is bound to obey all instructions from Allah SWT. But then he failed, repented and was received back and guided to stay on the straight path.

Therefore, what is brought, what is done, and what is avoided can be a lesson in itself for human life today, including the prayer of Prophet Adam AS. Prophet Adam became a blessed prophet because of his obedience to Allah SWT.

Even though he also made big mistakes until he was sent down to Earth, Prophet Adam also showed an example of human nature that is bound to obey all commands and prohibitions from Allah SWT. Even though he failed, he immediately repented and was accepted again and then guided to stay in the way of Allah SWT.

Therefore, the life story and teachings of Prophet Adam can be a lesson or example in itself. There is no exception regarding Prophet Adam’s prayer of repentance when he made a mistake and was expelled from heaven. The story of the Prophet Adam is of course very famous and is narrated in the Koran and other heavenly religious books. Allah created Siti Hawa as his companion in heaven.

When the Prophet Adam AS and Eve happily lived in heaven, there was one prohibition for both of them not to eat the khuldi fruit. However, the Devil, who had sworn to mislead people, managed to tempt Prophet Adam AS and Eve.

As a result, Prophet Adam and Siti Hawa had to be expelled from heaven and lowered to earth. After arriving on earth, Prophet Adam and Eve then admitted the mistakes they had made. Both of them then repent.

Prophet Adam’s prayer

Prophet Adam once made a mistake with Eve by violating Allah SWT’s prohibition to eat khuldi fruit while in heaven. Therefore, Prophet Adam read a prayer to ask forgiveness from Allah SWT for this deed. There are several prayers of Prophet Adam AS that were said when asking Allah SWT for forgiveness.

Prophet Adam himself was the first human and prophet created by Allah SWT. Prophet Adam became a blessed prophet because of his obedience to Allah SWT. Therefore, we as Muslims must also emulate their attitudes and behavior, especially obedience to Allah SWT. That way, the practice of a Muslim can continue to increase.

After knowing a few things about Prophet Adam, the next discussion is the prayers of Prophet Adam which you can also know. You can practice every prayer, so that it can increase the reward of a Muslim. Then, what are the prayers of Prophet Adam?

Prophet Adam’s Prayer When Asking For Forgiveness

The following is the prayer of Prophet Adam AS that was said when he asked Allah SWT for forgiveness. Prophet Adam AS is a human being as well as the first prophet created by Allah SWT. The prayer of Prophet Adam AS is enshrined in the Koran Surah Al-A’raf verse 23.

This surah is the 7th letter in the holy book of the Koran. What Prophet Adam brought, what he did and what he avoided can be a lesson in itself, including the prayer of Prophet Adam AS. Prophet Adam once made a mistake with Eve by violating Allah SWT’s prohibition to eat khuldi fruit while in heaven.

Therefore, Prophet Adam read a prayer to ask forgiveness from Allah SWT for this deed. The prayer of repentance of the Prophet Adam and Siti Hawa is enshrined in the Al-Qur’an surah Al-A’raf verse: 23

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ

“Robbana dholamna Anfusana wa inlam taghfirlanaa wa tarhamnaa lanakunanna minal khosirin”.

Meaning: “O our Lord, we have wronged ourselves. If You do not forgive us and have mercy on us, we will surely be among the losers.”

Then, Imam at-Tabari in his commentary said that the meaning of ‘tyrannizing ourselves’ is a sentence of regret because we have done something that will harm ourselves. This shows that when people do bad things, it will have an impact on themselves.

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Apart from that, in the prayer of Prophet Adam, he also asked Allah SWT to accept his repentance. This can be seen in the sentence ‘wa tarhamna laanakunanna minal khosirin’, which shows that if the Prophet Adam AS and Hawa were not forgiven, then they would both become slaves of the losers.

The prayer of Prophet Adam AS to ask forgiveness from Allah SWT is also known as Prophet Adam’s Prayer of Istighfar. Believers can practice this prayer when they want to ask for forgiveness for all sins that have been committed. By reading this prayer, it is hoped that someone can be istiqomah in asking for forgiveness.

Prophet Adam’s Repentance Prayer

The sentence of Istighfar Prophet Adam was carried out by him, after Prophet Adam committed a wrong deed, he also immediately read the following prayer for forgiveness:

لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ ، رَبِّ عَمِلْتُ سُوءًا وَظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي أَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْغَافِرِينَ ، لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ رَبِّ عَمِلْتُ سُوءًا وَظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْنِي إِنَّكَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ ، لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ ، رَبِّ عَمِلْتُ سُوءًا وَظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِي ، فَتُبْ عَلَيَّ ، إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيم

La ilaha illa anta subhanaka wa bihamdika rabbi ‘amiltu suan wa dzolamtu nafsi faghfirli anta khoirul ghofirin la ilaha illa anta subhanaka wa bihamdika robbi ‘amiltu suan wa dzolamtu nafsi warhamni innaka arhamur rohimin la ilaha illa anta subhanaka wa bihamdika robbi ‘amiltu suan wa dzolamtu nafsi fatub ‘alayya innaka antat tawwabur rohim.

Meaning: “There is no god but You, Glory to You and all praise be to You. My Lord, I have committed sins and wronged myself, so forgive me for You are the best forgiver. There is no god but You, Glory be to You and all praise be to You. My Lord, I have sinned and wronged myself, so have mercy on me, verily You are the best of compassion. There is no god but You, Glory be to You and all praise be to You. My Lord, I have committed sins and wronged myself, so forgive me, verily You are the best of repentance and the Most Merciful.”

In Surah Al Baqarah verse 37 telling about the Prophet Adam, it is stated that:

فَتَلَقّٰٓى اٰدَمُ مِنْ رَّبِّهٖ كَلِمٰتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ ۗ اِنَّهٗ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيْمُ

Meaning: “Then, Adam received several sentences from his Lord, then He also accepted his repentance. Verily, He is the Most Repentant, the Most Merciful.”

When he was expelled from heaven and fell to earth, he came to the Kaaba and prayed two rak’ahs, then prayed, in a beautiful prayer:

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ تَعْلَمُ سِرِّيْ وَعَلاَنِيَتِيْ فَاقْبَلْ مَعْذِرَتِيْ، وَتَعْلَمُ حَاجَتِيْ فَأَعْطَنِيْ سُؤْلِيْ، وَتَعْلَمُ مَا فِيْ نَفْسِيْ فَاغْفِرْلِيْ ذَنْبِيْ، اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ إِيْمَانًا دَائِمًا يُبَاشِرُ قَلْبِيْ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ يَقِيْنًا صَادِقًا حَتَّى أَعْلَمَ أَنَّهُ لَنْ يُصِيْبَنِيْ إِلاَّ مَا كَتَبْتَهُ عَلَيَّ، وَالرِّضَا بِمَا قَسَمْتَهُ لِيْ يَا ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَاْلإِكْرَامِ.

Meaning: “O Allah, you really know what is hidden and visible from me, therefore accept my regret. You know my needs, so grant my request. You know what is in me, so forgive my sins. O Allah, I really ask You for faith that touches my heart and true belief so that I know that nothing will happen to me unless You have decreed for me. O Allah, give me a sense of contentment with what You have given me.”

Allah then answered Prophet Adam’s prayer:

“O Adam, I have accepted your repentance and I have forgiven your sins. There is no one among your descendants who prays with prayers like you unless I forgive his sins, I take away his sorrows and difficulties, I remove poverty from him, I trade him more than all merchants trade, I subdue the world before him even though he doesn’t want it.

The Virtue of Prophet Adam’s Prayer

Having such virtues, Prophet Adam also taught many prayers that mankind could follow. Of course this prayer of Prophet Adam has many fadhilah and virtues. One of them is to be forgiven of sins and sufficient sustenance by Allah SWT.

1. Prophet Adam’s prayer when asking for forgiveness

The big mistake that Adam and Eve made was violating the prohibition of Allah SWT to eat khuldi fruit while in heaven. Therefore, Prophet Adam recited a prayer to ask forgiveness from Allah SWT.

Prophet Adam recited the prayer:

“Robbana dholamna Anfusana wa inlam taghfirlanaa wa tarhamnaa lanakunanna minal khosirin”.

Meaning: “O our Lord, we have wronged ourselves. If You do not forgive us and have mercy on us, we will surely be among the losers.”

Imam at-Tabari in his Tafsir states that the meaning of the word ‘tyrannizing ourselves’ is a sentence of regret for having done something bad that actually harms oneself. This shows that when someone does bad things, it will harm himself.

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Apart from that, in the Prophet Adam’s prayer he also asked that his repentance be accepted. The sentence ‘ wa tarhamna lanakunanna minal khosirin,’ shows that if the Prophet Adam and Eve were not forgiven, then they would become slaves of the losers.

Allah SWT then answered Prophet Adam’s prayer: “O Adam, I have accepted your repentance and I have forgiven your sins. There is no one among your descendants who prays with prayers like you unless I forgive his sins, I take away his sorrows and difficulties, I remove poverty from him, I trade him more than all merchants trade, I subdue the world before him even though he doesn’t want it.

Jalaluddin as-Suyuthi in the book ad-Durul Mantsûr fît Tafsîril Ma’tsûr cites a history that before praying, Prophet Adam munajat: “O Allah, if I ask You in the name of Muhammad, will You forgive my sins?”

Allah replied, “Who is Muhammad?” . Adam said, “Glory be to You, when You created me, I turned my face towards Your throne and there was written the phrase ‘Laa ilaaha Illallah’, so I know that no one has a higher degree in Your sight except he who his name goes with your name.”

Allah replied, “O Adam, he is the last prophet from your descendants. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have created you.”

2. Prophet Adam’s prayer when he arrived on Earth

After being expelled from heaven, it is told that Prophet Adam then circled the Kaaba seven times and prayed two cycles of prayer. After that, Prophet Adam then went to multazam, namely the Kaaba wall which is between the Black Stone and the Kaaba door. Then, he also prayed:

“Allahumma innaka ta’lamu sirri wa ‘allaniyati, faqbal ma’dziroti. Wa ta’lam ma fi nafsi faghfir li dzunubi. Wa ta’lamu hajati wa atini suali. Allahumma inni as aluka iimaanan yubasyiru qolbi, wa yaqinan shodiqon hatta a’lama annahu la yusibana illa ma katabta ali, ar ridho bima qodhoita ‘alayya”.

Meaning: “O Allah, you know my secret and my actions, please accept my apology. You know the beat of my heart, forgive my sins. You know my need, grant my request. O Allah, I ask You to give me faith that sinks into my heart, a firm belief so that I am sure that nothing will happen to me except for the destiny that You have recorded and I am pleased with the provisions that You have set for me.”

According to Sheikh Abu Bakar Syatha, Allah SWT gave a revelation to Prophet Adam that his children and grandchildren prayed like this, then all his difficulties would be alleviated, his sustenance was sufficient and all his worldly needs were fulfilled even though he did not expect it.

In the book Al-Maslakul Qorib by Al-Habib Thohir bin Husain bin Thohir there is an addition to the prayer: “O Allah, extend my life in obedience to You and knowing You, and fill my heart with the belief in which all the calamities of the world will be lightened.” . And lighten the agony of death for me and close my age in the best condition, and provide me with friendship with Your Prophet Muhammad, may Allah always bestow blessings and greetings in the hereafter in khuldi heaven and grant me the pleasure of looking at Your glorious ‘face’.” .

Closing

Until already at the end of this article. The story behind Prophet Adam’s prayer reminds us that we are weak creatures without the help of Allah SWT, so it is appropriate to always pray to the Creator. Thus the discussion of Prophet Adam’s prayer.

So, it would be nice for you to take the time to read Prophet Adam’s prayer so that you can be given protection by Allah SWT. It would be nice if you read the Prophet Adam’s prayer regularly so that you will get used to it in the future. Hopefully all the discussion above can be useful for Sinaumed’s.

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Author: Yufi Cantika Sukma Divine

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