Sins are sourced in four places:
1 nafs (ego/self): this is the center of where desires come from. Can be trained to exhort to goodness or command body to evil.
2 hawa (desires): byproduct of nafs, sort of like remnants of the self that leave trace temptations in us. Strength depends on health of heart and state of nafs.
3 dunya (world): filled with stimuli toward bad and good, temptations and desire. Opportunity for bad is there.
4 Shaytan/shayaateen (devil/s): uses all of the above in conjunction with whispering to achieve his goals of destroying your relationship with Allah.
Just because one of them is temporarily absent (4) doesn’t mean that we haven’t been conditioned to sin during the other 11 months. This month shows us what the state of our soul and the health of our heart is without active Shaytan influence. This is who we are. Time to fight back.