The Flesh Of The Scholar Is Poisonous, By Ibn ‘Asaakir
Ibn ‘Asaakir said:
And know my brother… that the flesh of the scholar is poisonous. And the custom of Allaah in removing the screens from those who seek to belittle them is well-known. This is because attacking them in matters that they are free from is truly a tremendous matter.
Surrounding their reputation with lies and fabrications is infertile grounds, and differing with those whom Allaah has chosen amongst them to disperse the knowledge is a dishonorable characteristic.”
[Tabyeen Kadhib Al-Muftaree, p.28]