Narrations on the repenter

Question

What is the reference of this narration?

التائب حبيب الله،التائب من الذنب كمن لا ذنب له

 

Answer

I have not come across this as one Hadith.

(Refer: Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 3586)

 

The words ‘التائب حبيب الله’ (The repenter is Allah’s beloved) are not found in a Hadith, rather they are derived from the Quran and other Hadiths and not found as one clear Hadith. See here

 

The second part ‘التائب من الذنب كمن لا ذنب له’ (The one who repents is like he who has not sinned at all) is recorded in Sunan Ibn Majah (Hadith: 4250). See here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar