You have forgotten the Hereafter and drowned in the turbulent sea of the world. The concerns of life have distracted you, and the fascination of the new age has deformed you. You no longer think about anything other than your stomachs, nor do you grieve over your religion; the religion the beliefs of which you do not know, and the rulings of which you do not understand. You are companions of ignorance and neighbors of heedlessness! You imitate your elders and do not use your intellects! Every day you follow someone and entertain yourself with something! You are Muslims without Islam and believers without belief! You no longer long for Heaven, nor do you fear Hell! Your desires are long, and your lives are short! Your faith has weakened, and your piety has diminished. Your morals have declined, and your sins have increased. Your hearts have hardened, and your chests have tightened. Truth has gone from your lives, and lies have taken its place. Affection has risen from among you, and hatred is sitting in its place. Your young one does not respect your old one, nor does your old one have mercy on your young one. Blessings have left your lives, and your flowing rivers have run low on water. The sky withholds from you, and the crops of your lands are not good. You are accustomed to your terrible situation and do not feel the sickness that has taken hold of your souls. So now wake up with my call when I call out to you and come to yourselves when I caress you with my staff; otherwise this heedlessness and ignorance will overrun your lives and turn your day into a dark night, like a blazing fire whose flames roar, and whose smoke stops your breath!