Hadith on Sins: We have hope for people of major sins

Ibn Umar reported: We withheld ourselves from seeking forgiveness for people of major sins until we heard our Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Verily, I have delayed my intercession for the people of major sins among my nation until the Day of Resurrection.” Ibn Umar said, “Thus, we restrained much of what was in ourselves and we had hope for them.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6091

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Suyuti

عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ كُنَّا نُمْسِكُ عَنِ الاسْتِغْفَارِ لأَهْلِ الْكَبَائِرِ حَتَّى سَمِعْنَا نَبِيَّنَا صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ إِنِّي ادَّخَرْتُ شَفَاعَتِي لأَهْلِ الْكَبَائِرِ مِنْ أُمَّتِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وقال بن عمر فَأَمْسَكْنَا عَنْ كَثِيرٍ مِمَّا كَانَ فِي أَنْفُسِنَا وَرَجَوْنَا لَهُمْ

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