From Talha, from Ibn Umar (radhiyaAllaahu anhuma) : ‘I heard the Prophet (ȘallaAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) narrating an event, and It is not like I heard him once or twice – [the narrator says :] and he mentioned upto seven times – but I have heard him more than that, I heard the Messenger (ȘallaAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying :
“Kifl used to be a man among the children of Israaeel – and he never withheld from any sins except that he did it,
so [one time] he approached a young woman and gave her sixty Deenar so that he can fornicate with her.
Thus when he was ready and had sat [with her] the position a man is with his wife; she was appalled and started to cry.
So he said: ‘What makes you cry? Have I done something to detest you?’
She answered: ‘No. But It is an act which I have never done. And nothing has made me get into it except that I am in need [of the money].’
[In some narrations] So he got off that position,
And he said: ‘You got into this, while you have never done it! Then go, and whatever I have given you is yours to keep.’
Then he said: ‘No, By Allaah after this; I [Kifl] will never commit a sin against Allaah ever.’
So he died in that same night.
And it happened that on his door [as a miracle] it was inscribed: ‘Certainly Allaah has forgiven Kifl.’
Source : Sunan of Imaam at-Tirmidhee, and he said it is hasan, Mustadrak of al-hakim and he authenticated it. It is also in the Saheeh of Imaam Ibn Hibbaan. And Musnad of Imaam Ahmad.
1. If Allaah wants good for His slave, He makes him repent and return to the truth.
2. It is never too late to repent to Allaah; no matter how many sins you have committed.
3. The true and sincere repentance is a reason – InshaAllaah – of earning the pleasure of Allaah.