Ibn Mas’ud on Tawbah: Two verses to seek forgiveness from Allah

‘Alqamah reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, there are two verses in the Book of Allah, never does a servant commit a sin, recite them both, and seek forgiveness from Allah but that Allah will forgive him. His saying: Those who, if they behave obscenely or wrong themselves, they remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins. Who forgives sins besides Allah? (3:135), and His saying: Whoever does an evil deed or wrongs himself and then seeks forgiveness from Allah, he will surely find Allah to be forgiving and merciful.” (4:110)

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 9035

Grade: Rijal al-Sahih (narrators are reliable) according to Al-Haythami

عَنْ عَلْقَمَةَ قَالَ قَالَ عَبْدُ اللهِ بن مسعود رضي الله عنه إِنَّ فِي كِتَابِ اللهِ لَآيَتَيْنِ مَا أَذْنَبَ عَبْدٌ ذَنْبًا فَقَرَأَهُمَا فَاسْتَغْفَرَ اللهَ إِلَّا غَفَرَ اللهُ لَهُ قَوْلُهُ وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُوا فَاحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ ذَكَرُوا اللهَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُوا لِذُنُوبِهِمْ وَمَنْ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَقَوْلُهُ وَمَنْ يَعْمَلْ سُوءًا أَوْ يَظْلِمْ نَفْسَهُ ثُمَّ يَسْتَغْفِرِ اللهَ يَجِدِ اللهَ غَفُورًا رَحِيمًا

9035 المعجم الكبير للطبراني

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