What is status of following narration?
لو أن أصحاب المال الحرام استشهدوا في سبيل الله تعالى سبعين مرة لم تكن الشهادة لهم توبة، وتوبة الحرام ردّه إلى أربابه، والاستحلال منهم
Imam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullah) has cited this as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
(Bahrud Dumu’, pg. 178)
I have not come across the chain nor have I come across this narration in any Hadith source.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
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