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