Hadeeth 6- Returning to the Truth
|from ibn 'abbaas (radiyallaahu 'anhumaa) who said that allaah's messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said: there is no believing servant except that he has a sin which he commits from time to time, or a sin in which he persists in and does not abandon until he leaves this world. indeed the believer was created as one who is frequently tried and tested, who often repents (then) forgets. when he is admonished he accepts the admonition.
so it is as is said: returning to the truth is a virtue whereas continuing in falsehood is despicable. returning to the truth elevates a person and raises his rank, both with allaah and the people. indeed it is only satan who makes it appear to the people that returning to the truth is a defect and a slight to one's honour. this is one of the deceptions and tricks employed by iblees. a person returning to the truth and not being too proud to accept it places him in an ideal position to appreciate:
15.reported by at-tabaraanee in al-mu'jamul kabeer (no. 11,810) its chain of narration is hasan.