Shaykh Salih Al-Uthaymeen said “…For this reason I forbid that the basis of disputes and arguments (among) the youth be regarding a specific personality, no matter who he is.
This is because if the arguments are on this basis, then maybe the person who is arguing will falsify a true statement that the person made, or maybe he will aid a false statement that the person said, and this is dangerous. Why?
Because if a person attaches himself to a particular individual, and another person does the same with one who opposes him, then the person who is against him will attribute to him something he did not say, or interpret his speech (to mean what it does not mean) or other things similar to this.
And the other person may deny what the person has said, or interpret it away from the falsehood of his statement
…As for the truth, then it is obligatory to accept whether it comes from Sayyid Qutb (the ideological head of the Takfiris Jihadi movement in our times) or other than him.
Similarly, falsehood must be rejected whether it comes from Sayyid Qutb or other than him.
Any written or heard falsehood must be warned against regardless of this person or that person, it must be rejected from every individual.
This is my sincere advice to our brothers; that it is not appropriate your conversations, debates, accepting and rejecting be on the basis of a particular individual…
So I consider it correct that the truth is accepted from every individual, and falsehood is rejected from every individual.
It is not appropriate for us and it is not Islamically permissible for us to base our arguments, debates, discord, separation and unity upon the names of men.”
Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie