وَلِهَذَا يُؤْمَرُ الْعَبْدُ بِالتَّوْبَةِ كُلَّمَا أَذْنَبَ قَالَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِشَيْخِهِ : إنِّي أُذْنِبُ قَالَ : تُبْ قَالَ : ثُمَّ أَعُودُ ، قَالَ : تُبْ قَالَ : ثُمَّ أَعُودُ ، قَالَ : تُبْ قَالَ : إلَى مَتَى قَالَ : إلَى أَنْ تُحْزِنَ الشَّيْطَانَ .

‘…And on this we see that the slave is ordered to repent every time he sins.

One of them [the Salaf] said to his Shaykh : ‘Surely I commit sins.’

So he [the shaykh] said : ‘Repent.’

He said : ‘Then I return [and do it again].’

So he [the shaykh] said : ‘Repent [again].’

He [the student again] said : ‘Then I return [and do it again].’  

He [the shaykh] said : ‘Repent [again].’  

So he [the student] said : ‘Upto when!?’

And he said : ‘Until you make the shaytaan sad.’

Shaykhul Islaam ibn Taymiyyah

Source : Majmoo’ Fataawaa 2/151 [with editing]

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