Al-Khiṣāl > A Form of Repentance By which Forty Major Sins Are Forgiven
Hadith #1

22-12 حدثنا محمد بن علي ماجيلويه رضي الله عنه قال: حدثني عمي محمد بن أبي القاسم، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله البرقي، عن الحسن بن محبوب، عن هشام بن سالم، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: مامن مؤمن يقترف في يوم وليلة أربعين كبيرة فيقول وهو نادم: "أستغفر الله الذي لا إله إلا هو الحي القيوم، بديع السماوات والارض، ذاالجلال والاكرام، وأسأله أن يتوب علي" إلا غفرها الله له، ثم قال: ولا خير فيمن يقارف في كل يوم وليلة أربعين كبيرة

22-12 Muhammad ibn Ali Majiluyih - may God be pleased with him - narrated that his uncle Muhammad ibn Abil-Qasim quoted Ahmad ibn Aba Abdullah al-Barqy, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Mahboob, on the authority of Hisham ibn Salim that Aba Abdullah as-Sadiq (MGB) said, “God would forgive the sins of any believer who has committed forty major sins in a day and night, but is sorry and repents by saying, ‘I ask for forgiveness from God for which there are no partners; who is Living and Eternal; who has created the heavens and the Earth; Possessor of Grandeur and Honor. I beseech Him to accept my repentance.’”As-Sadiq (MGB) then added, “There are no hopes for one who commits more than forty major sins in a day and night.”

Hadith #2

22-13 حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن الحسن بن علي الوشاء، عن أبي الحسن الرضا، عن أبيه، عن آبائه، عن علي عليهم السلام قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله: لما اسري بي إلى السماء رأيت رحما متعلقة بالعرش تشكو رحما إلى ربها، فقلت لها: كم بينك وبينها من أب؟ فقالت: نلتقي في أربعين أبا

22-13 (The compiler of the book narrated) that his father - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Abdullah ibn Ja’far al-Homayry quoted Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isa, on the authority of Al-Hassan ibn Ali al-Vasha, on the authority of Abil Hassan Al-Ridha (MGB), on the authority of his father (MGB), on the authority of his forefathers (MGB), on the authority of Ali (MGB) that God’s Prophet (MGB) said, “When I was taken up for the Ascension, I saw that a womb was hanging from God’s Throne and was complaining to God about another womb. I asked it, ‘How much is the distance between you and him?’ The womb replied, ‘We are related to each other in the fortieth father in our lineage.’”