Abu Amr said:

Iblees said to his allies: From which matters do you come to the sons of Adam?

They said: From all things.

He said: Do you come to them from the way of Istighfaar (i.e. from their seeking forgiveness of Allah)?

They said: How far [is such a thing from us]! That is a matter which is linked and has been related to Tawheed.

He said: I shall spread among them a matter from which they will not seek Allah’s forgiveness.

[Abu Amr] said: So he spread among them the Ahwaa (whims and desires)


[1] Sunan Al-Darimi # 308

عَنِ الأَوْزَاعِىِّ قَالَ : قَالَ إِبْلِيسُ لأَوْلِيَائِهِ : مِنْ أَىِّ شَىْءٍ تَأْتُونَ بَنِى آدَمَ؟ فَقَالُوا : مِنْ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ. قَالَ : فَهَلْ تَأْتُونَهُمْ مِنْ قِبَلِ الاِسْتِغْفَارِ؟ فَقَالُوا : هَيْهَاتَ ذَاكَ شَىْءٌ قُرِنَ بِالتَّوْحِيدِ. قَالَ : لأَبُثَّنَّ فِيهِمْ شَيْئاً لاَ يَسْتَغْفِرُونَ اللَّهَ مِنْهُ. قَالَ : فَبَثَّ فِيهِمُ الأَهْوَاءَ.ـ