The Prophet (pbuh) and the Sinner

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Once a man came into the Mosque of the Prophet, lamenting over his sins. The man was so overcome and saddened by his state that the Prophet [pbuh] said to him, “Say this:”

“Oh Allah, Your forgiveness is greater than my sins, and my hope in Your mercy is greater to me than my actions”

The man said this and the Prophet [pbuh] said to him, “Say it again.” The man repeated it, then the Prophet (pbuh) said to him, “Say it again.” The man did so a third time, and the Prophet [pbuh] said to him, “Arise, for indeed Allah has forgiven you.”

– This hadith was related by al-Hakim with a sound chain that he considered a match for the standards of Imam Muslim. Taken from a longer post on the Suhaib Webb blog (where the Arabic is included), and with thanks to Ali Eteraz for pointing the way.

Ya Haqq!


9 Responses to The Prophet (pbuh) and the Sinner

  1. almiskeenah says:

    Assalamu alaikum dear Irving Darvish,
    your shining heart seeks and finds the most lofty lessons for us all, JazakumuLlahu khairan. May your blessed touch continue to be full of light and wisdom, and may this Dua reside deep in us all, Ameen.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  2. Irving says:

    Thank you for your unfailing kindness, dear Sister :) Alhamdulillah, that our sins and our actions are insignificant compared to His forgiveness and mercy.

    Ya Haqq!

  3. Shahrzad says:

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    Come and Join..

    And if you can link to it to inform others..

    Jaza’akallahu Khair dear Brother :)

  4. Achelois says:

    Thank you, brother!

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  6. April says:

    Salam and Ramadan Kareem dear brother Irving : )
    Thank you for your warm wishes, may this blessed month be the best of all times for you!

  7. jahandost says:

    We can all learn a valuable lesson from this story. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. Merryweather says:

    What a timely post. If I am not mistaken, the middle 10 days of Ramazan are said to be a period of forgiveness… May Allah forgive all our sins and have mercy on us. Ameen.
    And the prayer than you mention in the post is indeed a great prayer, taught by the Prophet (pbuh) :)

  9. Abdur Rahman says:

    Salaams Irving bhai

    It was here in Wales. Al hamdu lillah. The moon was so bright in the morning (just after fajr) that for a moment I almost thought it was the sun rising in the west!!!

    Abdur Rahman

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