Qur'an, Al-Baqara, Surah 2:17-18
The hypocrites exchange guidance for error. But they gain nothing in the exchange; instead they stray from the right path. They are like people who kindle fires; but as soon as their fires are burning brightly, God puts out the fires and leaves them in darkness, unable to see. They are deaf, dumb and blind; they will never return to the right path.