Sufyan on Sins: Hope for repentance from desires, fear for sinful arrogance

Abu Nuaym reported: Sufyan ibn Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever commits a sin due to desire, then hope for his repentance. Verily, Adam, upon him be peace, disobeyed due to desire and he was forgiven. And if a sin is committed due to arrogance, then fear that the perpetrator may be cursed. Verily, Satan (Iblees) disobeyed due to arrogance and he was cursed.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā 10803

عن أبي نعيم عَنِ ابْنِ عُيَيْنَةَ رحمه الله قَالَ مَنْ كَانَتْ مَعْصِيَتُهُ فِي الشَّهْوَةِ فَارْجُ لَهُ التَّوْبَةَ فَإِنَّ آدَمَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلامُ عَصَى مُشْتَهِيًا فَغُفِرَ لَهُ وَإِذَا كَانَتْ مَعْصِيَتُهُ فِي كِبْرٍ فَاحْشَ عَلَى صَاحِبِهِ اللَّعْنَةَ فَإِنَّ إِبْلِيسَ عَصَى مُسْتَكْبِرًا فَلُعِنَ

10803 حلية الأولياء لأبي نعيم سفيان بن عيينة