Beware of Those Who Flatter

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Watch out for one who goes too far in praising you, [giving] you above what you deserve, more than your watching out for one who is open about his enmity towards you; the hurt from the first, if he were to become cold and distant towards, you is more damaging and painful than from the second.

Don’t accept praise you don’t deserve; you might then be afflicted by criticism you don’t deserve.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 4 Jan 22. 14:15 GMT+3.