Abundant istighfar will ensure happiness when one receives his book of deeds


Is this narration authentic?

من أحب أن تسره صحيفته فليكثر فيها من الاستغفار



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Zubayr ibnul ‘Awwam (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Al Mu’jamul Awsat, Hadith: 843 and Kitabud Du’a, Hadith: 1787, Shu’abul Iman of Imam Bayhaqi, Hadith: 639)


Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound due to corroboration. ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators reliable.

(Al Amalil Mutlaqah, pg. 250, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 208)


Also see here and here.



Whoever wishes to be pleased by his book of deeds should seek forgiveness [istighfar] abundantly


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar