Sha’bi on Whims: Lowly desires whisk their companions to Hellfire

Ibn Shubrumah reported: Al-Sha’bi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, whims are only named as such because they whisk their companions away to the Hellfire.”

Source: Sunan al-Dārimī 398

عَنْ ابْنِ شُبْرُمَةَ عَنْ الشَّعْبِيِّ قَالَ رحمه الله إِنَّمَا سُمِّيَ الْهَوَى لِأَنَّهُ يَهْوِي بِصَاحِبِهِ يعني الى النار

398 سنن الدارمي باب اجتناب أهل الأهواء والبدع والخصوم