The Sad State Of The Ummah
‘Abbaad Ibn ‘Abbaad Al-Khawwaas Ash-Shaamee (d. 114H) said:
“Fear Allaah and be weary of Him, for you are in an era wherein piety has become sparse and which has little in the way of humility. And the ones who carry the knowledge corrupt it because they love to be known for carrying the knowledge and they hate to be known for neglecting it.
So they speak with their desires concerning it, since they have entered errors into it and have twisted the words dealing with the truth that they have abandoned, and changed them [to support] the falsehood that they are doing. So their sins are such that forgiveness is not sought for them and their shortcomings and faults are not admitted.
How can the one who seeks the proof and the right path be guided when the guide himself is lost in confusion.”