Reference: al-Fataawa al-Jaliyyah ‘anil-Manaahij ad-Da’wiyyah – Question No.10
Question: What is your advice – O Shaykh – to the one who burns these books, namely: “al-Qutbiyyah” and “Madaarik an-Nathar” and attacks their authors?
Response: Burning those books which clarify the truth and encourage adherence to it, and [which] refute the falsehood and encourage refraining from it – whoever does that, then he is regarded as one who detests and turns away from the Path of Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall). And Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall) shall ask him regarding this act when he stands before Him naked, having nothing except that which he has brought forth of [his] good [deeds] and [his] bad [deeds]. Indeed this act is from the acts of the falsifiers and the acts of the misguided.
Are they declaring these books like [the book] “Shams al-Ma’aarif” and other than them from the books of magic and quackery?!! No! Indeed this is a false statement, a false belief, and a false call; And it is obligatory upon the one who says this to fear Allaah, and to know that with this action of his he is closing [the doors to] the Path of Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala), and [as such] he is regarded as amongst the mischief makers (mischievous) on the Earth. And Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says: