The Ignorant and Unjust Are Like Flies

Imām Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

Indeed, an ignorant person is like a fly that doesn’t land except on someone who’s been wounded, [preferring him]; it doesn’t land on someone who’s in good health. An intelligent person, [on the other hand] weighs up matters altogether, this and [that, to see who has the right to greater preference].

These Rāfiḍīs [among the Shīʿas] are among the most ignorant of people. They find fault with one whom they criticize in a matter in which the one whom they praise is more at fault; when the scales of justice are applied to [these individuals they criticize or praise], it becomes clear that the one they criticize has more right to being considered of greater excellence than the one they praised.

Minhāj Al-Sunnah, vol. 6, p. 150-51.