The Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said to Umar [radiyallaahu-anhu]: By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, whenever Satan sees you taking a path, he follows a path other than yours.” [Saheeh A-Bukhaari. [Ref 1]

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said: Shaytaan [misguides etc] a person through his desires [i.e. the person’s evil desires], whereas Umar [radiyallaahu-anhu] subdued his desires. [Ref 2]


[Ref 1: Bukhaari 3294]

[Ref 2: Minhaaj As-Sunnah 6/55]