Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali (rahimahullaah) stated:
There is no (unrestricted) partisanship except to the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) because he is infallible and never speaks out of his desires. As for unrestricted partisanship to personalities whether they are correct or mistaken, then indeed this is not permissible for the seeker of knowledge. On the other hand, he should look to such and such Shaikhs as to which of them is upon uprightness and is following the Manhaj of the Salaf. This is the one whom we place our hands on his hands- not out of blameworthy blind following, rather due to the fact that he is upon the truth. So we agree with him upon truth and follow a singular path in obedience to the statement of Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic):
“And verily, this is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. 6:153
As for the one who selects Shaikhs, leaders and guides, whilst being in agreement with them- in what is correct and wrong- to the extent that they do not leave their Manhaj whether they are correct or wrong, then these are the people who bring evil upon themselves and upon others. And if they do not repent, then they are most worthy of being blamed. So the affair-and all praise belongs to Allaah- is clear and it is not permissible for a person to be in confusion regarding this affair.
Therefore, we are with those who follow the straight path-we follow a singular path which Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) has commanded us to follow and which the messenger called us to. And those you follow the wrong path or are mistaken in many of their affairs, or in some of their affairs, we leave him (i.e. we leave his mistakes or abandon him when he deserves to be boycotted). None is followed in everything except the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam). As for the people, then indeed they can be correct or mistaken. Indeed, we do not follow them and we do not follow their footsteps solely because they are Shaikhs, Callers to Islaam, leaders or guides; rather you should be with the people of the Salafi Manhaj-those who follow the correct manhaj and correct understanding.
[العقد المنضد الجديد في الإجابة على مسائل في الفقه والمناهج والتوحيد -(page:144) ]
Shaikh Muhammad Bin Haadi (may Allaah preserve him) stated
At present-during these days in particular-this term Ghuluww is utilised by the one who wants to slip away from the Salafi Manhaj. He does not utilise it in a correct manner. It is utilised by the likes of Ali Hasan Al-Halabi and those with him; it is utilised by Abul Hasan Al-Maribi and those with him; it is utilised by Abdul Maalik Ramadaani and those with him.
All these people do not intend (i.e. in their usage of the term Ghuluww) the Gluluww that the Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhis-wasallam] (meant or warned against); rather in reality they intend (by way of their usage of the term Ghuluww) Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa-ah. They intend the Salafiyyoon-those who wage war against Bidah; shunning it against those who (carry it); shunning those who establish it, or those who beautiful its affair or defend its people, or find (lame) excuses for them. They (i.e. these people who falsely accuse Ahlus Sunnah of Ghuluww) find excuses for these innovators-within the ranks of Ikhwaan al-muslimeen, or the Soorooris or those upon their path- who have separated from that which Ahlus Sunnah were upon during their era…. [End. Slightly paraphrased]
To be continued In-Shaa-Allaah. Listen to full lecture of the Shaikh here:
An Arabic Refutation against the erroneous views of Abdul Malik Ar-Ramadaani
Therefore, be warned against Abdul-Maalik Ar-Ramadaani because he has been invited by the obstinate UK followers and defenders of Al-Halabi and Al-Maribi at Brixton and Luton. In-Shaa-Allaah some beneficial points will be extracted from the Arabic refutation against Abdul Maalik Ar-Ramadaani very soon. We ask Allaah for safety, steadfastness and truthfulness. Aameen
Abdul Malik says: I attend (i.e. the lessons or sittings) of Shaikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad, Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr and Sulaymaan Ar-Ruhayli, and I suffice with this. Is it that to be a Salafi I must be present (in the lessons, sittings) of Shaikh Ubaid Al-Jaabiri, Muhammad Ibn Haadi and Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari?
*Who made this restriction that one must attend the [lessons (or) sittings)] of this one and not the lessons (or sittings) of that one? Who said to Abdul Malik that Salafiyyah is restricted to Abdur-Razzaaq, Shaikh Abdul Muhsin and Sulaymaan? Who said that the Mashaayikh of the Sunnah have warned against those ones-meaning you should not attend (the lessons, sittings) of this one and that one?
These are statements of the people of desires and the people of Takhdheel. If you want to know the people of Takhdheel, they are those who utter the likes of this speech. The people of Takhdheel are from the most harmful of the people upon the Salafi Dawah at present. They are from the most harmful people against the Dawah. They wear the gown of Salafiyyah, whilst salafiyyah is free from them.
*Let us present this statement (of Abdul Malik) in the opposite direction. If you said to them: We attend the lessons (or sittings) of Shaikh Ubaid, Muhammad Ibn Haadi and Abdullaah al-Bukhaari and we do not attend that of Shaikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad, Abdur-Razzaaq nor that of Sulaymaan, then is it that a Salafi must attend the lessons of these (Mashaayikh) in order to be a Salafi? The question has now been presented in the opposite direction and they will not have an answer.
*We say: Attend the lessons (or sittings) of Shaikh Abdul Muhsin; attend the lessons (or sittings) of Shaikh Ubaid and the Mashaayikh of the Sunnah with a Shart (i.e. condition). And just because I say that you attend the lessons (or sittings) of Shaikh Abdul Muhsin does not mean that everything he says is correct; and when we say that attend the lessons (or sittings) of Shaikh Ubaid does not mean that everything he says is correct. This (scholar) utters what is correct and sometimes he is mistaken, and this is how it is. This is what is obligatory for you to know.
Just because I direct you to Shaikh Abdul Muhsin does not mean that you accept everything he says because he says what is correct (sometimes) and he is mistaken at other times. Likewise, this is the case with Shaikh Ubaid, Shaikh Rabee, the Muftee and Shaikh Fawzaan.
We accept the truth and we say: Indeed Imaam Ahmad was correct (i.e. in such and such) and mistaken (in such and such); Imaam Maalik was correct (in such and such) and was mistaken (in such and such)! Is this not the case? It is not the case that those ones were correct and were never mistaken.
*However, these people harbour discomfort in their souls for the Mashaayikh of the Sunnah, just as one of the Mukhad-dhilah Abdul Malik says that these (people) squeeze the Mashaayikh and they do not leave out except three Mashaayikh. Liar (i.e. Abdul Malik is a liar). He has lied and committed an immoral act (i.e. by way of this statement of his).
*And you’ve heard Abdul Malik Ar-Ramadaani-this sick and deviated one-saying that he agrees with Ali Al-Halabi regarding what he has written in his book Manhajus Salafi (i.e. that depraved book) but he disagrees with the timing. Abdul Malik is sick.
These people want to direct the Salafi youth towards such orientation and not towards aiding the Sunnah; rather they direct them towards bidah, betraying the truth and its people, aiding the people desires and speaking ill of Ahlus Sunnah.
To be continued In-Shaa-Allaah
The above is abridged and paraphrased from Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari’s response to a statement of Abdul-Malik Ar-Ramadaani. Listen to complete audio here:
Therefore, be warned against Abdul-Malik Ar-Ramadaani because he has been invited by the obstinate UK followers and defenders of Al-Halabi and Al-Maribi at Brixton and Luton. In-Shaa-Allaah some beneficial points will be extracted from the Arabic refutation against Abdul Malik Ar-Ramadaani very soon. We ask Allaah for safety, steadfastness and truthfulness. Aameen
[ أما أهل البدع والضلالة ومن تشبه بالعلماء وليس منهم فيجوز بيان جهلهم وإظهار عيوبهم تحذيرا من الاقتداء بهم ]
”As for ahlul bidah wad-dalaalah (the people of innovation and misguidance) and those who imitate the scholars, but are not from them, then it is permissible to clarify their ignorance and manifest their dificiencies, so as to warn (others) from following them.”
[الفرق بين النصيحة والتعبير : page 36] [The Difference between sincere advice and exposing faults]
Ibraaheem Ibn Adham (rahimahullaah) wrote to Sufyaan Ath-Thawri (rahimahullaah), saying:
”Whoever knows what he is seeking for (i.e. paradise etc), he will belittle what he carries out of deeds. Whoever allows his eye sight to roam freely (i.e. looking at everything), his sorrow will be prolonged. Whoever prolongs his hopes (i.e. in coveting the worldly pleasures etc), he will commit evil deeds. And whoever allows his tongue to speak freely (i.e. uttering evil or that which does not concern him etc) has killed himself.”
[Source: ‘Seerah As-Salaf As-Saaliheen’ of Al-Asbahaanee (rahimahullaah)
Chapter: A mention of the Atbaa at-Taabi’een 1/970. (Maktabah Shaamilah)
Muhammad Ibn Haaroon Al-Fallaas (rahimahullaah) said: If you see a man speaking ill of Yahyah Bin Ma’een, then know that he is a liar who fabricates hadeeth. He only hates him (i.e. hates Yahyah) because of what he clarifies concerning the affair of the liars.
Question to Al-Allaamah, Shaikh Saaleh Al-Luhaydaan (may Allaah preserve him):
”Why is there so much speech about Shaikh Rabee (may Allaah preserve him) and why do they speak ill of him?”
How excellent a man he is in his creed and jealousy for the Sunnah! And there is no doubt that those who speak against him do so because he refutes those who oppose the Sunnah. They hate him because he refutes the Mukhaalifoon (i.e. opposers of the Sunnah and the sound methodology of Ahlus Sunnah). And perhaps the one who does not oppose (the Sunnah) envies him because he cautions against what that person does not realize. How excellent a man in knowledge and religion! 
”Or were you witnesses when death approached Ya’qub (Jacob)? When he said unto his sons, “What will you worship after me?” They said, “We shall worship your Ilah (God – Allah), the Ilah (God) of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), One Ilah (God), and to Him we submit (in Islam).” [2:133]
They responded to their father with what was a source of comfort for the eyes.
They mentioned Tawheed and Deeds (in their response).
[For further details, see Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan
Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan of Imaam (rahimahullaah)