Seeking forgiveness-in our old age
The Messenger of Allah
frequently recited these words just before he passed away: "Subhanaka Rabbana wa bihamdika. Astaghfiruka wa atubu ilaika.''
) asked him: "O Messenger of Allah! What are these new words which I hear from you repeatedly.'' He replied,
"A sign has been appointed for me relating to my people that I should repeat these words at the sight of that sign".
Then he recited Surat An-Nasr. (Muslim)