In the cassette entitled "Questions from Hadhramaut", Shaykh Muqbil was asked:
"What is your opinion concerning those who say that Shaykh Rabee' is mutahawwir (rash and hasty)?"
So the Shaykh responded by saying:
"Shaykh Rabee' has experience in knowing the current state of affairs because he lived with the Ikhwaan Al-Mufliseen for a long period of time. All praise be to Allaah, he is the best at rectifying these affairs and refuting the innovations of the innovators, so I ask Allaah to preserve him."
And in the cassette "Question regarding the Sunnah posed to the great scholar of the lands of Yemen: Questions from the youth of Taa'if", the Shaykh said:
"From those who have the most insight and knowledge of the groups (jamaa'aat) and the pollution of these groups in our time is the brother, Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee, may Allaah preserve him. Whoever Shaykh Rabee' says about that he is a hizbee (partisan), then you will discover after a few days that he is really a hizbee.  You will remember that. An individual may conceal himself in the beginning - he doesn't want that his true nature be discovered. But when he gains strength and followers and he knows that talk abut him will not harm him, he manifests and reveals what he is truly upon. So I advise that his (Shaykh Rabee's) books be read and that benefit be derived from them, may Allaah preserve him."
 By Allaah, he has spoken the truth, for Shaykh Rabee' has informed us of (the condition of) many people and after a while, that which the Shaykh said about them began to manifest itself, may Allaah preserve him.