The Calamity of Pretenders to Islamic Knowledge

The shaikh, Dr. ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Ḥazm said:

There’s no calamity more harmful upon the sciences [of Islam] and those who possess [knowledge] of them than those who pretend to have that [knowledge] while they’re not [in fact] among those who [truly] possess [it], for indeed, they don’t have knowledge they think they [do], and they bring about destruction while they think they’re fixing [things].

Al-Akhlāq wa-l-Siyar, p. 91.

Source: 15 Jul 22.