Who is this statement attributed to and could you mention the reference?
من أعظم المصائب للرجل أن يعلم من نفسه تقصيرا ثم لا يبالي ولا يحزن عليه
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Imam ‘Abdullah ibnul Mubarak (rahimahullah).
(Shu’abul Iman: 867)
Among the greatest tragedies for a man is that he knows of some deficiency/shortcoming within himself but doesn’t show any concern [to rectify it] nor does it cause him grief.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar