As for those who strive in Us,
We surely guide them to Our paths (Quran)
Siyar A'lam Al-Nubala by Imam Ath-Thahabi is described to be the most referenced biographical layers of Hadith transmitters for the Sunni school of Islam. In the attached scanned page, Ath-Thahabi called for the books containing evidences for the Vices of the “Sahaba” to be hidden from the general public and rather be destroyed!!(1).
1. Siyar A'lam Al-Nubala by Imam Adh-Dhahabi (Publisher: Al-Resalah est.), Vol. 10, Pg. # 92.
A description of the following related scanned page, which is taken from a well-known Sunni source, is given bellow: