If backbiting of the layman ranks amongst the major sins, then backbiting of the scholar is much greater.
Indeed the rights of Allaah are far greater than the servant can fulfill, and indeed the blessings of Allaah are far more than can be counted, however, be repentful in the morning and evening (i.e. throughout the day).
Innovation is more beloved to Iblees than sin, since a sin may be repented from but innovation is not repented from.
I have never seen Wakee’ with a book in his hands, rather, he memorised. So I asked him about the remedy for memorising.