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Regretting and being ashamed over a sin

Question

Is this Hadith suitable to quote?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who did a wrong or committed a sin and is ashamed of it, then this will be his atonement.”

 

Answer

Imam Tabarani and Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded these words.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 10537, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6633)

 

The Hadith in question is suitable to quote and is well corroborated. See here.

(Also see: Al Mudawi, Hadith: 3242)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar