Q: O beloved Shaykh Abdur Rahman Muhyiddin, some youth revile and warn against Sheikh Usamah Al-Utaybi. The question is do you advise (recommend) him, may Allah shower all good upon you?
After about 10 minutes the questioner texts: The speech amid the youth in this regard is plentiful within varying whatsapp groups. Thus we hope to receive from you some direction/guidance in this affair, may Allah reward you with good.
A little over an hour later - after no response - the questioner texts again saying: We would love direction/guidance from you O beloved sheikh, may Allah grant you a good ending.
All of this is a mistake that is not befitting for the students of knowledge, especially the salafis. This is verbal abuse by name-calling, revilement, and insult. The believer is not one who insults, defames, or curses, and the intelligent person safeguards his tongue and his heart. The Messenger ﷺ said, "Restrict your tongue". Indeed the fruits of the tongue cause the servant to be dragged into the fire, and the Shaytaan is diligent as it relates to the ruin, loss, and failure of the son of Adam in this worldly life. Thus he (the son of Adam) will come on the Day Of Resurrection bankrupt just as the trustworthy adviser informed us.
Therefore my advice, o beloved, is to distance yourself from this name calling, and Allah is He who grants success.