‘Ata on Whims: Rationality defeated by lusts, whims, lowly desires

Miskin Abi Fatimah reported: ‘Ata al-Salimi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We have heard that lusts and whims can even overpower knowledge, reason, and eloquence.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 8574

عن مِسْكِين أبي فَاطِمَة قال عَطَاء السَّلِيمِيّ رحمه الله بَلَغَنَا أَنَّ الشَّهْوَةَ وَالْهَوَى يَغْلِبَانِ الْعِلْمَ وَالْعَقْلَ وَالْبَيَانَ

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