What is the authenticity of the following narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once laughed so the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) asked: “What are you smiling about?” He said: “I was looking into the Day of Judgment” – and every time Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saw the Day of Qiyamah, he would [usually] cry or panic and worry for everyone. But this time, he smiled and he said: “I smiled because, on the Day of Judgment, a group of people will laugh.” They asked: “Who are they?” and he said: “They are people on the Judgement Day who will laugh” and the Sahabah asked: “Who are they?” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “They are people who committed sins and they will laugh on the Day of Judgement. The people will ask them what they were laughing about. They will say: “We’ve sinned and we repented and our sins became good deeds!”



I have not come across these exact words in a Hadith.

This seems to be paraphrased. Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded a similar Hadith:

Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “I know the last person who will enter Jannah and the last person to come out of Jahannam. He will be a man who will be brought on the Day of Qiyamah and it will be said, “Show him his minor sins and withhold the major sins.” His minor sins would be presented before him, and it would be said, “On such and such a day you did so and so and on such and such a day you did so and so.” He would say, “Yes.” It would not be possible for him to deny them as he would be afraid that his major sins be presented before him [next]. He will be told, “In place of every evil deed you will have a good deed.” He will then say, “My Rabb! I have done things I do not see here!”

Upon this, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) smiled, till his molars became visible.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 190)


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