لا تنظر إلى من قال وأنظر إلى ما قال
Don’t look at who said, rather, look at what he said.
Islam is in the process of building better individuals. And to do that, those individuals should be open-minded and receptive to advice. This is the topic of this quote.
The Imam is telling us to seek wisdom and advice regardless of its source. To be impartial, objective and thoughtful when reading or listening to words from others, even if they are our enemies.
Likewise, having an emotional bias towards someone doesn’t necessarily make his words authentic or wise. Here too, a Muslim should think without prejudice and weigh what is being said, in order to filter right from wrong.