The Noble Scholar Shaykh Sālih Al-Fawzān حفظه الله stated:
No one speaks ill of the honor of the Scholars who are established upon the truth except for one of three people:
- Either a Munāfiq (whose) hypocrisy is known.
- Either an open criminal who hates the Scholars because they prevent him from his corruption.
- Either a misguided Hizbī who hates the Scholars because they don't agree with him upon his partisanship and deviant ideologies.