Some Forms of Corruption Are Worse Than Others
Shaikh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī, may Allāh protect him, said:
Harms and corrupting influences related to people’s beliefs–from shirk,¹ baseless sayings and superstitions, and various forms of misguidance–are a thousand times more dangerous than [those] that come about from corrupt governance and other than that.
¹treating other than Allāh as an equal of Allāh in something that is only Allāh’s (trans.)
Al-Majmūʿ, vol. 1, p. 308.