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Riyah Al Qaysi (rahimahullah)

Kindly provide the source of this narration:

“I did an audit on myself and discovered that I have forty odd sins. I then asked Allah forgiveness for each sin one hundred thousand (100 000) times”- Riyah Al Qaysi (rahimahullah)


Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Riyah Al Qaysi (rahimahullah).

(Kitabut Tawbah: 180. Also see: Hilyatul Awliya, vol. 6 pg. 194 and Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 8 pg. 174)

Riyah ibn ‘Amr Al Qaysi (rahimahullah) was famous for his piety. He dedicated his life to ‘ibadah. He heard Hadith from Malik ibn Dinar (rahimahullah) and Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) as well, according to some.

(Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 8 pg. 174)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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