Tawbah of a person who has evil character

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Is this narration authentic?

ما من شيء إلا له توبة إلا صاحب سوء الخلق فإنه لا يتوب من ذنب إلا عاد في شر منه



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).

(Al Mu’jamus Saghir, Hadith: 553)


‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared one of the narrators a liar.

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 8 pg. 25. Also see: Lisanul Mizan, vol. 6 pg. 196-197 and Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 413)



There is [hope for] forgiveness for every [evil], except for a person who has evil character. For he does not repent from a sin except that he reverts to something worse.


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 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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