Hadith on Conscience: Leave sins that shake your soul

Abu Umamah reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “What is faith?” The Prophet said, “If you are happy with your good deeds and saddened by your bad deeds, you are a believer.” The man said, “O Messenger of Allah, what is sin?” The Prophet said, “If something waivers in your soul, you should leave it.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 22166

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ أَنَّ رَجُلًا سَأَلَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا الْإِيمَانُ قَالَ إِذَا سَرَّتْكَ حَسَنَتُكَ وَسَاءَتْكَ سَيِّئَتُكَ فَأَنْتَ مُؤْمِنٌ قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ فَمَا الْإِثْمُ قَالَ إِذَا حَاكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ شَيْءٌ فَدَعْهُ

22166 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

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