So he who knows himself to be upon evil, then it is befitting for his fear and apprehension to predominate his hope and anticipation.
Certainly, that which I fear the most is when I stand [before my Lord] to account [for my deeds], and it is [then] said to me: You had knowledge, so what did you do with that which you knew?
We find some of the Salafis harsh in their speech and in their da’wah and with their families…
If backbiting of the layman ranks amongst the major sins, then backbiting of the scholar is much greater.
As for taking delight in the lapse of the scholar and his mistake so as to circulate this amongst the people to cause division, then this is certainly not from the way of the Pious Predecessors.