People by nature are like Sheeps…

Ibn Taymiyyah centuries ago noted and said,

‘How many are there who do not desire good or evil until they see someone else-especially if they are a similar colleague-perform said act and then they also do it? People are like flocks of sand grouses by nature driven to resemble and imitate one another.’

Ibn Taymiyyah majmoo alfatawa vol.28 p. 149-150

* translation taken from: purification of the soul: Concept, process and means

Jamal ad-Deen zarabozo


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