Hadith on Istighfar: O Allah, Your mercy is greater than my sins

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “O my sins! O my sins!” The Prophet said to him, “Say: O Allah, your forgiveness is vaster than my sins, and your mercy is more hopeful to me than my deeds.” The man said it, then the Prophet said, “Repeat it.” The man repeated it, then the Prophet said, “Repeat it again.” The man repeated it, then the Prophet said, “Stand up, for Allah has forgiven you.

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 6622

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Suyuti

عَنْ جابر بن عبد الله قَالَ جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ وَاذُنُوبَاهُ وَاذُنُوبَاهُ فَقَالَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَغْفِرَتُكَ أَوْسَعُ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي وَرَحْمَتُكَ أَرْجَى عِنْدِي مِنْ عَمَلِي فَقَالَهَا ثُمَّ قَالَ عُدْ فَعَادَ قَالَ ثُمَّ قَالَ عُدْ فَعَادَ قَالَ قُمْ قَدْ غَفَرَ اللَّهُ لَكَ

6622 شعب الإيمان للبيهقي

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