I recently got to know about this hadith on a short but powerful dua.
A’ishah (رضي الله عنها) reported that she asked Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم), “O Messenger of Allah! If I knew which night is Laylat ul-Qadr, what should I say during it?” And he instructed her to say:
[Recorded by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and at-Tirmithi. Verified to be authentic by Al-Albani]
Al-Afuw, it’s linguistic meaning is to erase and wipe away and it also means (less known meaning is) excess and abundance.
He (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will erase all your sins and He will not let a trace of them remain. And He (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will lighten your heart, and not remind you of those sins, and He will not punish you for those sins. And He (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) will give you everything you asked for, that which is good for you, and give you much more than what you asked for. SubhanAllah.
Allah is indeed the Most Great, Most Merciful, Most Forgiving.
This is a dua that we should fluently recite, in Ramadan and in all other months. So learn it by heart and share this knowledge among your family and friends so that they too may benefit from it.
I pray that we get to witness this night, that we are most sincere and our best selves during this night, and that Allah forgives us and erases all of our sins. (Ameen)