"Truly, Allah loves those who repent, and He loves those who cleanse themselves."
"O Allah! Make me among those who, when they commit an act of virtue, feel good, and when they commit a mistake, they seek forgiveness."
Tauba (repentance) and istighfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah) are among
the most meritorious acts of virtue for the believers.
Tauba means feeling remorse for our actions or omissions. Istighfar means expressing that remorse in words and begging Allah for forgiveness.