Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

”The initial affair with regards to the misguidance of the misguided one is that he gave precedence to his juristic reasoning over the texts from Allaah and precedence to his desires over following the commands of Allaah.”

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[Source: Tareequl Wusool of Imaam as-Saa’di]