Regarding the hadeethL

“The one who believes in Allah and the last day then let him say good or remain silent” reported by Bukhari and Muslim from the narration of Abu Huraira رضي الله عنه

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen said:

“It is known from this that the one who does not speak good, then his belief in Allah and the last day is deficient, then what about if he spoke evil? What about the one who rises eating the flesh of the people and refuge is sought in Allah, he spreads amongst them tale-carrying, he lies and cheats? Rather what about the one who rises inciting the people against the people of knowledge, and curses the people of knowledge. He criticizes them due to something they are closer to the truth in then that which is claimed or thought! Then this is greater because speaking about the people of knowledge is not like speaking about the general folk”. End. [Explanation of Riyadus Saaliheen (4/111)]

Translated by

Majid Jawed Al-Afghanee
Abu Aisha