Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen mentioned in his tafseer of Surah Al Kahf:

قد يقول الناس عنك : (شيخ ـ طالب علم ـ عالم ـ عابد ـ قارئ) على خلق، اعلم أن العبرة بما تعلمه أنت عن نفسك، وليس بما يقوله الناس عنك، نسال الله القبول والأخلاص.

“Perhaps the people may say regarding you – Shaykh, student of knowledge, scholar, worshiper, or reciter – upon manners.

Know that the consideration is that which you know in regards to yourself and not what the people say in regards to you.

We ask Allah for acceptance and sincerity” End translation.

Translated by

Majid Jawed Al-Afghanee
Abu Layl