Iblis said: “These ropes are the various lusts with which I strike on the children of Adam”

Thabit Al-Bunani said: ‘It was reported to us that once Iblis manifested himself before Prophet Yahya (‘alaihis-salaam).’ Observing that he had numerous ropes on him, Yahya inquired:

“O Iblis! What are these ropes that I see on you?”

He replied:

“These ropes are the various lusts with which I strike on the children of Adam.”

Yahya asked: ‘Does there exist a rope for me too?’

Satan said: ‘Yes.’ When you satiate yourself with food, you experience weightiness and it is for this reason you become disinclined to perform prayers, remembrance and supplications.

Hearing this, Yahya vowed: By Allah! Never shall I eat to my fill, ever again.

Iblis responded by pledging: And by Allah, never shall I give advice to a Muslim, ever again.’

[Ahmad in al-Zuhd page 96]

Posted from the excellent Book – The Devil’s Deceptions (Talbis Iblis): By Imam Abu’l Faraj Ibn Al Jawzi. Darussunnah Publishers.You are encouraged to buy this very beneficial Book – around 600 pages.

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