Hadith on Repentance: If you did not sin, Allah would replace you

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “By Him in whose hand is my soul, if you did not sin, Allah would replace you with people who would sin and they would seek forgiveness from Allah and He would forgive them.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2749

Grade: Sahih (authentic )according to Muslim

Al-Tibi said, “It is a declaration of the forgiveness of Allah and His overlooking of those who sin, that they might find hope in repentance.”

Source: Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ 2328

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَوْ لَمْ تُذْنِبُوا لَذَهَبَ اللَّهُ بِكُمْ وَلَجَاءَ بِقَوْمٍ يُذْنِبُونَ فَيَسْتَغْفِرُونَ اللَّهَ فَيَغْفِرُ لَهُمْ

2749 صحيح مسلم كتاب التوبة باب سقوط الذنوب بالاستغفار توبة

وَقَالَ الطِّيبِيُّ بَيَانٌ لِعَفْوِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى وَتَجَاوُزِهِ عَنِ الْمُذْنِبِينَ لِيَرْغَبُوا فِي التَّوْبَةِ

2328 مرقاة المفاتيح شرح مشكاة المصابيح كتاب أسماء الله تعالى باب الاستغفار والتوبة