Salaatul Tawbah (Prayer of Repentance)

Manner of Making Salaatul Tawbah

As for Salaatul Tawbah, it was authentically reported on the authority of Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

Anyone who commits a sin
performs Wudu’ (ablution) properly,
and then offers two Rak’ahs (units of Prayer) wherein he asks Allah to forgive his sins,
Allah will accept his Tawbah.

Fatwa from Shaykh Ibn Baz ( via

Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him) said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

"Any person who sins then performs wudu correctly and prays and afterward seeks Allah's forgiveness Allah forgives him."


Then As-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with ) recited the verse:

"And those who when they commit an indecency or do injustice to their souls
remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their faults--
and who forgives the faults but Allah,
and (who) do not knowingly persist in what they have done."
{ Al-Imran 135}

Ibn Taymeyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said,

"It is a recommended act for every person who sinned to perform Wudu
then pray two Rak'ah