Sufyan on Sins: Hope for repentance, fear for sins

Abu Nu’aym reported: Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever commits a sin due to desire, hope for his repentance. Verily, Adam, upon him be peace, disobeyed due to desire and he was forgiven. If a sin is committed due to pride, fear that the perpetrator may be cursed. Verily, Iblis disobeyed due to pride 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