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The one who repents is beloved to Allah

Question

Is the following a Hadith?

التائب حبيب الله

The repenter is Allah’s beloved

 Answer

 The Muhaddithun have written that this statement is actually derived from the Quran and other Hadiths, and not found as one clear Hadith.

Allah Ta’ala says:

“Indeed Allah loves those who constantly repent”

Therefore, there is no harm in using the above for encouraging tawbah (repentance) but it shouldn’t be quoted as a Hadith.

References for the above

Tabaqatush Shafi’iyyah, vol. 6 pg. 356, Takhrijul Ihya (3586) and Sharhul ihya, vol.8 pg. 506

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar