[2:285] – For Forgiveness and Obedience to Allah

سَمِعۡنَا وَأَطَعۡنَاۖ غُفۡرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيۡكَ ٱلۡمَصِيرُ.

We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination.

samina waatana ghufranaka rabbana wailayka lmaṣir.

To hear is to listen attentively and understand what is required, and to obey is to adhere to Allah’s commands and stay clear of His prohibitions. Because it is only natural that there will be shortcomings in one’s obedience to Allah, the Believers ask Allah for forgiveness for these shortcomings. -Ibn Katheer and As-Sa’di.