The shaykh responded by saying - Do istighfar, in all of your affairs, all the time, working or resting, sitting or standing. So the lady did istighfar (saying Astaghfirullah, or Astaghfirullah wa atubu ilaih) to the extent it reached 1000s of times a day... the lady comes back literally some time after and told the shaykh she took his advice, and Allah blessed her with wealth from a place she never imagined.
The second was from a business owner the shaykh knew personally in Saudi, he said his business crashed by a few 100,000 saudi riyals. He told the shayhkh
"SubhanAllah I was depressed and looked to the Qur'an and came across the verses of Nuh (AS) enjoining his people to make istighfar! Saying:
"I said (to them): 'Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in abundance. And give you increase in WEALTH and children.." [71:10-12]
So he said "When I read that Allah increases your wealth and children, i started making Istighfar day and night, to the extent it reached 3000 and more per day... he said I swear by Allah i was blessed in my business to have more than a few odd MILLION riyals in profit in 6 months."
The shaykh mentioned that this is directly from from the hadith of the Prophet (salAllahu 'aliahi wa sallam)
عن عبد الله بن عباس رضي الله عنهما قَال : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : ( مَنْ لَزِمَ الِاسْتِغْفَارَ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ ضِيقٍ مَخْرَجًا ، وَمِنْ كُلِّ هَمٍّ فَرَجًا ، وَرَزَقَهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ ) رواه أبو داود (1518) وابن ماجه (3819) ، وأحمد في "المسند" (1/248)
"Whomever instills upon himself to do istighfar continuously, Allah will make for him a relief out of every anxiety, and an outlet from any one of his constraints/difficulty, and He will provide for him from places that he never expected." (Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Ahmad and others)
"And [saying], 'Seek forgiveness of your Lord and repent to Him, (and) HE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A GOODLY PROVISION for a specified term and give every doer of favor his favor. But if you turn away, then indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a great Day ..." [11:3]
To the extent ibn Qayyim (rahimahullah) said that Istighfar is among the ways to increase wealth and means to relieve difficulty and hardships. (Wabil al-Sayyib)"
-Posted by brother Hasib Noor