Indeed many – from the people…say (certain things which are incorrect due to the fact they) – follow their desires in this, in order to elevate their egos, or to gain leadership; or whatever is connected to it.
Their intention is not to make the word of Allaah uppermost, nor is it to make the Religion purely for Allaah.
Indeed, they have hatred for those who oppose them – even if it is a mujtahid (a Scholar striving his utmost to arrive at the truth) who is excused, and whom Allaah is not angry with.
Likewise, they are pleased with those who agree with them – even if it is an ignorant person with evil intentions, who neither has any knowledge, nor good intent. This leads them to praise those whom Allaah and His Messenger have not praised, and to censure those whom Allaah and His Messenger have not censured.
It also causes them to have walaa (love and allegiance) and ‘adaa (enmity and hatred) based upon their own self-desires, not upon the Religion of Allaah and His Messenger…
So whosoever does this will only bring about fitan (trials and discord) between the people.”
Ref: Minhaajus-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah (5/255)
Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie