Ibrahim on Whims: People of whims never brought any good

Abu Hamzah reported: Ibrahim al-Nakha’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “By Allah, I have not seen in what they produce as much good as the weight of a seed,” meaning the people of whims, opinions, and speculation.

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 4/222

عَنْ أبي حمزة عَنْ إبراهيم النخعي رحمه الله قَالَ وَاللَّهِ مَا رَأَيْتُ فِيمَا أَحْدَثُوا مِثْقَالَ حَبَّةٍ مِنْ خَيْرٍ يَعْنِي أَهْلَ الْأَهْوَاءِ وَالرَّأْيِ وَالْقِيَاسِ

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