Those who use the name of the noble scholar Shaykh Rabī ibn Hādī Al-Madkhalī (حفظه الله), current teacher in the Masjid of the Prophet (ﷺ), former Instructor in the Faculty of Hadīth and former head of the Department of Sunnah in the Department of Higher Studies at the Islāmic University of Madīnah, one of the major scholars of our time, and a staunch defender of the Sunnah, as an insult (i.e. “Madkhalī”) are no different than the enemies of Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Wahhāb (رحمه الله). Following his efforts in reviving the Qur’ān and Sunnah upon the methodology of the Salaf-us-Sālih (Pious Predecessors) in the Arabian Peninsula, the adversaries of the Shaykh (رحمه الله) coined the term “Wahhābī” as an abuse and used every avenue to disparage his character.
May Allāh ﷻ protect us from the influence of those who use their tongues to slander the respected scholars of Islām while, in the same breath, defend criminals and extremists. And may Allāh raise the rank of Shaykh Rabī ibn Hādī (حفظه الله) for his sincere efforts in aiding the Sunnah, Ameen.