The one who safeguards himself the most, is the one who protects his tongue the most [from false and idle speech]…
By Allaah, were the hearts sound (pure), they would be saddened at missing out [from goodness to be attained]. How many are the hours which pass by us, and we are prevented from benefitting from them?
If it were not for the scholars transmitting the knowledge, and teaching the people – generation after generation, the people would have all perished.
And [so], I remained like that until this day, and despite that, I was tormented as a result of these [people], and falsely accused of being one of them.
…[so] the religion will disappear a Sunnah at a time, just as a rope loses its strength little by little.