The Messenger of Allah ﷺ taught us to call upon Allah by His name, al-‘Afuww – the All-Pardoning – on Laylat al-Qadr specifically but of course we are constantly in need of Allah’s pardon. In this prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz teaches us to be among those who pardon others and thus receive Allah’s pardon. Allah says: “He who pardons and seeks reconciliation, his reward is with Allah (42:40).”
اللَّهُمَّ يا اللهُ يا عَفُوُّ صَلِّ على عَبْدِكَ و حَبِيبِكَ سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ العَفُوِّ و على آلِهِ و صَحْبِهِ و سَلِّمْ تَسْلِيماً و اعْفُ بِهِ عَنَّا و اجْعَلْنا مِمَّنْ عَفا و أَصْلَحَ فَجَعَلْتَ أَجْرَهُ عَلَيْكَ و سَعْيَهُ عِنْدَكَ مَشْكُوراً
O Allah, the All-Pardoning, bestow abundant prayers and peace upon Your servant and beloved, our Master Muhammad, the all-pardoning Prophet and upon his Family and Companions, and by him pardon us. Make us among those who pardon others and seek reconciliation – those whose reward is due from You and those whose efforts are recognised by You.