Hasan on Repentance: Satan wants you to be tired of repentance, so continue to seek forgiveness

Ja’far ibn Burqan reported: I said to a man from Basra, “How can one of us continue to kneel before his Lord seeking his forgiveness for a sin, then he returns to it, then again he seeks forgiveness, then again he returns to it?” It was mentioned to Al-Hasan Al-Basri and he said, “Satan wishes for you to think like this, so do not be discouraged from seeking forgiveness.”

Source: At-Tawbah Ibn Abi Dunya 140

جَعْفَرُ بْنُ بُرْقَانَ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِرَجُلٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْبَصْرَةِ كَيْفَ لا يَشْتَهِي أَحَدُنَا أَنَّهُ لا يَزَالُ مُتَبَرِّكًا إِلَى رَبِّهِ يَسْتَغْفِرُ مِنْ ذَنْبٍ ثُمَّ يَعُودُ ثُمَّ يَسْتَغْفِرُ ثُمَّ يَعُودُ قَالَ قَدْ ذُكِرَ لِلْحَسَنِ فَقَالَ وَدَّ الشَّيْطَانُ مِنْكُمْ بِهَذِهِ فَلا تَمَلُّوا مِنَ الاسْتِغْفَارِ

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