Posted by Ybose at 12:43
Whoever in the Ummah is known for his truthful tongue
Ibn Taymiyyah -rahimahullaah- [d.728H] said,
"Whoever in the Ummah is known in general for lisaan sidq (truthful tongue) such that he is spoken well of and praised amongst the ummah at large then they are the scholars of guidance and
the candles of light in darkness and their errors are few compared to their correctness and these (errors ) are generally from the matters of ijtihaad which they are excused over, they are the ones who follow knowledge and justice they are far from ignorance and oppression and following mere conjecture and what the souls desires"
[Majmu al-Fataawa 11/ 42 43]