Hadith on Desire: Humankind was created vulnerable to Satan

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah formed Adam in Paradise, He left him as long as He willed to leave him. Satan (Iblis) walked around him, looking to see what he was. When he saw that he was hollow, he knew that was created such that he could not control himself.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2611

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Al-Nawawi said, “The meaning is he cannot control himself and restrain his desires. It is said that he has no power to defend himself against the whispering of Satan. And it is said that he cannot control himself when angry.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2611

 عَنْ أَنَسٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏لَمَّا صَوَّرَ اللَّهُ آدَمَ فِي الْجَنَّةِ تَرَكَهُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَتْرُكَهُ فَجَعَلَ إِبْلِيسُ يُطِيفُ بِهِ يَنْظُرُ مَا هُوَ فَلَمَّا رَآهُ أَجْوَفَ عَرَفَ أَنَّهُ خُلِقَ خَلْقًا لاَ يَتَمَالَكُ

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قال النووي وَمَعْنَى لَا يَتَمَالَكُ لَا يَمْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ وَيَحْبِسُهَا عَنِ الشَّهَوَاتِ وَقِيلَ لَا يَمْلِكُ دَفْعَ الْوَسْوَاسِ عَنْهُ وَقِيلَ لَا يَمْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ عِنْدَ الْغَضَبِ

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