Abandoning Those Who Speak ill Against The Salaf
Ali Ibn Shaqeeq (rahimahullaah) said: I heard Abdullaah Ibnul Mubaarak (rahimahullaah) saying in the midst of the people: ”Leave the narrations of the Amr Bin Thaabit because he used to revile the Salaf (i.e. the pious predecessors)”. [Muslim 1/16]
How about if Ibnul Mubaarak (rahimahullaah) was to appear amongst us (today)! What would he say about those who speak ill of the companions of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam), such as the likes of mawdoodi, sayyid Qutb, taariq suwaydaan, hasan bin farhaan al-maaliki, abul hasan al-maribi al-misri and those who defend these people or keep silent about them!
[ لم الدر المنثور by Shaikh Jamaal Bin Fareehaan Al-Haarithi (may Allaah preserve him) page 143]