Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) said: we would love for our brethren in faith, male and female, young and old to plead with Allah during the blessed month of Rajab by reciting the following Qur’anic prayer for forgiveness which also contains a prayer for the Muslims:
ربَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
Rabbana’ghfirlana dhunubana wa israfana fi amrina wa thabbit aqdamana wa’nsurna `ala’l-qawmi’l-kafirin
‘Our Lord, forgive us our sins and our transgressions, make our feet firm and assist us against those who reject faith.’ (3:147)
We hope that we will swiftly see the results of this prayer, as Allah mentioned in the Qur’an regarding the followers of previous Prophets:
So Allah gave them both the reward of this world and the best reward of the Hereafter: Allah loves those who act with excellence (3:148).
We should aim to recite this verse at least 3,000 times this month. Better than this would be 5,000 or even 7,000 and the best would be 10,000 and those who do more will be given more.
May Allah accept us all.