Do not hope for Jannah without carrying out good deeds and do not delay in repenting

Question

Is this narration authentic?

A pious worshipper said to his son, “O son don’t be like those who hope for Jannah but don’t carry out any [good] deeds and delay repentance hoping to live long.”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration as the statement of Wahb ibn Munabbih (rahimahullah), a Tabi’i .

(Kitabut Tawbah, Hadith: 28. Also see: Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6801)

 

The narration is suitable to quote as reported.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar