It is not at all what I am saying to you. By all means, we should try to get the answer for it. However, this shouldn't be at the expense of making attacks on the honorable imam. If certain Barelvi brothers have made this startling discovery, it would behoove them to approach a Deobandi scholar instead of hashing it out among themselves. I sincerely believe that its best to keep these issues between the ulema since public discussion will eventually lead to defamation of a noble scholar. I hope you understand my concern.This is the way of Sunni scholarship. We don't just say, 'hold on a minute! what did he say?! Oh, never mind, let me ignore it...' We clarify - there is always a clarification.
It is not merely the 'courage of conviction' that is needed to resolve this problem but rather scholarly analysis of what was actually said and under which context. As I have said before, I will excuse myself from this task since I don't find myself capable of this. However, it would have been more appropriate if this issue was put forth to a Deobandi scholar privately instead of publishing it on a forum as some sort of an expose of the noble Shaykh.The point of my posting was: have the courage in your convictions to explain such troublesome issues, as bro Omar posted before.