Al-Imam Ibnu Abdil Barr, may Allah have mercy upon him, mentioned – in his book ‘Jaami’e Bayaan al-I’lm wa fadlihi’ (2/174), print: Ibnul Jawzee – the following statement:

القول لا يصح لفضل قائله إنما بدلالة الدليل عليه

“A statement is not correct (merely) due to the virtue of the one who said it. Rather, (it is considered correct) only by the proof indicating (its correctness).”

Translated by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr