ok brother NJ, in response to some of your other posts. will you dare to present the same justification to Ghawth-e-A3zdham who forbade his murid from reading a philosophy book? Will you give the same justification to Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Abu Hanifa, and Al-Ghazali amongst others who forbade their students from reading the tripe of philosophers and the mu3tazila and others, who only had the noble intention of refuting the deviant thoughts found in such books? Will you also give the same justification to Ala Hazrat too, who ALSO forbade people from reading books of deviants, and so on? Mind you, when talking about the murid of the Ghawth, this is a first generation murid we're talking about, who directly sat with the Ghawth, and took knowledge and fayd from him directly, first-hand, in person - not namesake Qadiris like us who in any case can't even follow the 40th or so khaleefa in the chain. When we're talking 'student' of Abu Hanifa or Al-Ghazali or Ahmad ibn Hanbal, we're not implying a modern day student of knowledge but a mammoth scholar. Rahimahumullah. Just what makes you so much more confident than your own Ghawth? Sorry, I don't mean to be pedantic and nasty, but shouldn't the "too" be used for books on other topics not related to religion, rather than the other way round. Priorities! (It's a universal problem with all of us, myself included. As Shaykh Ilyas Attar, hafizdhahullah, implies, we in our times give second priority to religion) Does their opinion matter to us? Should it matter to us? Do we seek respect/appraisal/appreciation from them? you can take as many jabs at me, but see above, what will you say to the mentioned aimma. i'm a nobody who is just repeating what i understand that they have said/done. The devil runs in you like your blood and seeks to prey on your faith. Safeguarding your faith is of the utmost importance. When people like the sahaba and Abu Hanifa worried about safeguarding their faiths, we don't even exist! Kisi ginti mein hee nahin hain hum! Your own Shaykh Ilyas Attar and Ala Hazrat have quoted our elders as saying, "he who does not worry about losing his faith, probably will lose it before he dies". Kattar Sunni tried to give you a subtle hint, but you work best with direct bluntness bro: http://www.sunniport.com/masabih/showpost.php?p=34808&postcount=58 no, you're not; you're dumber. sorry, but i just have a thing with bluffs and reverse psychology. i can't not call. to even it out, just so you don't think i'm trying to one-up on you, it's a nafsanic disorder i have anyway, alhamdulillah that you're researching into the sharh of that hadith and the dua, and we ask Allah for all the good things His Blessed Habeeb asked Him and we seek His refuge from all the evil things His Blessed Habeeb sought refuge from, 3alaihis salam.