Beware– of exposing yourself to the causes of calamity,
Ibn al-Jawzi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
Beware– may Allaah have mercy on you – of exposing yourself to the causes of calamity, for it is unlikely that those who approach fitnah will be safe from it.
Just as caution leads to being safe, so too exposing oneself to fitnah leads to doom, and it is rare that one remains safe from fitnah when approaching it; even those who are safe from fitnah when they approach it will not be safe from thinking about it or being influenced by it.
Dhamm al-Hawa, p. 126