“What do you make of a man who did every single sin…

عَنْ أَبِي طَوِيلٍ شَطَبٍ الْمَمْدُودِ، أَنَّهُ أَتَى رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ: أَرَأَيْتَ رَجُلا عَمِلَ الذُّنُوبَ كُلَّهَا، فَلَمْ يَتْرُكْ مِنْهَا شَيْئًا، وَهُوَ فِي ذَلِكَ لَمْ يَتْرُكْ حَاجَةً وَلا دَاجَةً إِلا أَتَاهَا، فَهَلْ لَهُ مِنْ
تَوْبَةٍ؟ قَالَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم: “فَهَلْ أَسْلَمْتَ؟“قَالَ: أَمَّا أَنَا فَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لا إِلَهَ إِلا اللَّهُ، وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَأَنَّكَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ.قَالَ صلى الله عليه وسلم: “نَعَمْ تَفْعَلُ الْخَيْرَاتِ، وَتَتْرُكُ السَّيِّئَاتِ، فَيَجْعَلُهُنَّ اللَّهُ لَكَ خَيْرَاتٍ كُلَّهُنَّ”.قَالَ: وَغَدَرَاتِي وَفَجَرَاتِي؟قَالَ صلى الله عليه وسلم:“نَعَمْ”.قالَ: اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، فَمَا زَالَ يُكَبِّرُ حَتَّى تَوَارَى.
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It is narrated from Abu Taweel Shatab Al-Mamdood that he came to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and said, “What do you make of a man who did every single sin and did not leave any sin whatsoever, and he did not leave any desire – big or small – except that he fulfilled it. So is there any repentance for him?”The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “So did you accept Islam?”He said, “As for me, I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship besides Allah – He is One and has no partners – and you are the messenger of Allah (i.e. yes)”.The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Yes, do good deeds and leave sins and Allah will turn all your sins into good deeds”.He said, “Even my treachery/betrayals and my immorality?”He صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Yes”.He said, “Allahu Akbar!” and he continued saying it until he left.
 
[Reported by al-Bazzar and at-Tabarani]
 
 
To learn more about this wonderful hadeeth:
 
 
http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vbe/showthread.php?t=14666

Musa عليه السلام questioned the Angels: ‘Does Allah sleep?”

حدثنا الـحسن بن يحيـى، قال: أخبرنا عبد الرزاق، قال: أخبرنا معمر، قال: وأخبرنـي الـحكم بن أبـان، عن عكرمة مولـى ابن عبـاس فـي قوله: { لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ } أن موسى سأل الـملائكة: هل ينام الله؟ فأوحى الله إلـى الـملائكة، وأمرهم أن يؤرّقوه ثلاثاً فلا يتركوه ينام. ففعلوا، ثم أعطوه قارورتـين فأمسكوه، ثم تركوه وحذروه أن يكسرهما. قال: فجعل ينعس وهما فـي يديه، فـي كل يد واحدة. قال: فجعل ينعس وينتبه، وينعس وينتبه، حتـى نعس نعسة، فضرب بإحداهما الأخرى فكسرهما. قال معمر: إنـما هو مثل ضربه الله، يقول: فكذلك السموات والأرض فـي يديه. 
 
On the authority of ‘ikrmah the free slave of Ibn Abbas, regarding His saying:  لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ . 
 
Musa عليه السلام questioned the Angels: ‘Does Allah sleep?” So Allah revealved to the Angels and commanded them to prevent him from sleeping three times and not to leave him to sleep, which they did. After that they gave him two bottles and made him to hold onto them. Then they left him while warning him not to break them. Musa عليه السلام then began to doze while they (the bottles) were in his hands, one in each hand. He would begin to doze and awake then doze and awake, until sleep over came him which caused the bottles to strike one another, thus breaking them. Muammar said: It was only an example which Allah had struck for him. So just like that are the sky and earth in His hands.
 
Tafseer al-Tabari