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.”



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