We related with Sahih Isnads from the book of At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasai, Ibn Majah and others, from Aishah(رضي الله عنها) who narrated: “I asked; Oh Messenger of Allah, if I know it is the Night of the Decree, what should I say?” He answered: “Say: Oh Allah, You are Forgiving and You love Forgiveness, so forgive me.” According to At-Tirmidhi, this hadith is Hasan Sahih.
Oh Allah, You are Forgiving and You love Forgiveness, so forgive me.
الَلَّهُمَّ إنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ العَفْوَ فَاعفُ عَنِّي
Allahumma innaka ‘Afuwwun tuhibbu-l-‘afwa fa’fu ‘anni
Our Shafii colleagues have said that it is mustahabb to supplicate in abundance during this night. Recitation of the Qurán, and all the adhkar and duás that are mustahabb on other noble occasions, are also mustahabb. According to Al-Shafií, “One should exert oneself (in doing this) as strenuously during the day as during the night,” and that was what he said. It is mustahabb to make duá for the needs and the important concerns of the muslims, for that is the character of the righteous and the perceptive servants of Allah, and it is Allah who grants success.