Hadith on Desire: Creation of Adam and Human Vulnerability

📖Sahih Muslim 2611 a
Anas reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: When Allah fashioned Adam in Paradise, He left him as He liked him to leave. Then Iblis roamed round him to see what actually that was and when he found him hollow from within, he recognised that he had been created with a disposition that he would not have control over himself.

  • The hadith means that Adam was created with a natural inclination to be weak and easily influenced, which Iblis recognized and took advantage of to lead him astray. It reminds us to be vigilant against temptation and seek refuge in Allah from the whispers of the devil.