Abu Qilabah on Whims: People of lowly desires agree upon the sword

Ayyub reported: Abu Qilabah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The example of the people of whims is that of the hypocrites. Allah Almighty mentioned the hypocrites with different words and deeds; the summary of that is misguidance. The people of whims disagree over their whims, but they come together upon the sword.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 2505

عَنْ أَيُّوبَ عَنْ أَبِي قِلابَةَ رحمه الله قَالَ مَثَلُ أَهْلِ الأَهْوَاءِ مَثَلُ الْمُنَافِقِينَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى ذَكَرَ الْمُنَافِقِينَ بِقَوْلٍ مُخْتَلِفٍ وَعَمِلٍ مُخْتَلِفٍ وَجِمَاعُ ذَلِكَ الضُّلالُ وَإِنَّ أَهْلَ الأَهْوَاءِ اخْتَلَفُوا فِي الأَهْوَاءِ وَاجْتَمَعُوا عَلَى السَّيْفِ

2505 حلية الأولياء لأبي نعيم