Backbiting the Scholars
November 15, 2008 by tawheedfirst
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (rahima-hullaah) mentions:
If backbiting of the layman ranks amongst the major sins, then backbiting of the scholar is much greater. This is because the effects of backbiting of the scholar does not rest at him only, rather it rests upon him and that which he possesses in knowledge of the Sharee’ah.
From: Kitaabul-‘Ilm | Source: Fatwa-Online