[Q]: O noble Shaykh, may Allaah preserve you, there are some people who ascribe to Salafiyyah who chase the students away from and call them to stay away from attending the lessons and sittings of Shaykh ’Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree, so what is your advice?
[A]: Shaykh ’Abdullaah Ibn ’Abdur-Raheem al-Bukhaaree is from the best of our brothers who calls to the Sunnah, upholds it, teaches it and its sciences and books, and also defends it, may Allaah reward him.
As for the one who chases people away from attending his lessons and abstains from them, he will meet Allah the Majestic and Exalted upon the Day of Resurrection.
[The Shaykh quotes the following poetry]:
‘Each one of them will meet Allaah;
And every doer will be recompensed with what they did.’
Our brother, Shaykh ’Abdullaah, we only know of him good, and we only know of him what we just mentioned to you. So the one who takes upon calling to the Sunnah, defending it in the face of those who oppose it and teaching its books, are the likes of this person’s lessons warned from and abstained from?! This shows what the one who said this conceals; it shows that he has something within him. For indeed the one who conceals something, it is a must that it eventually appears upon his face and upon the slips of his tongue. So do not turn to the one who said this, nor pay any attention to him and do not turn to his speech. I do not think this one is a sincere adviser to our youth, and Allaah knows best.
Translation by Abu Suhayl Anwar Wright