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.”
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