Generally, we would like that our name be preserved and maintained, and that people should speak greatly about us etc., but we do not worry about how we view others. However, the reality is that ‘we should look at others with respect and at ourselves with suspect’. We should always be suspicious of ourselves; is there any evil lurking in my heart, pride, vanity, etc. One’s personal ma’moolaat etc. are important, but keeping the heart clean and free from evils is even more important. If we have the ‘azmat and honour for deen then we will refer to someone for all matters that pertain to our islaah and deen.
Source: Al- Haadi