am i the only person who feels disgusted by nj's libertarianism? is it unislamic to ask him to learn to behave and speak properly on an islamic forum? or should we ignore anything he does, just because he supports mawlid and translates alaHazrat's poems? people complain that i 'put down' nj or endlessly 'belittle' or 'badger' him even though he is a 'regular.' should we, as sunnis be offended only when others [deobandi/salafi] make mistakes? and is celebrating mawlid a carte blanche, a licence to do anything or say anything? are we not bound by etiquette and propriety anymore once we recite a couple of poems? is reciting poems and the proof for mawlid the be-all of all islamic scholarship? do we owe our allegiance to the sunnah anymore or not? are we so mentally handicapped that we require a scholar [with multiple ijazahs actually] to explain simple and obvious hadith that outline the etiquette and behavior of a model muslim? ----- in today's world, when scholars say whatever they like - is it a crime to question reliability of such scholars? have we become like the catholics in which it is a crime to point out obvious mistakes made by scholars? like wrong attributions of hadith and routinely making a huge case based on weak hadith?* are we that stupid that we must have huge authorizations to recognize and comment on the obvious mistakes - particularly when such mistakes are in clear confrontation with the fatawa of our elder ulama? is it adab to keep silent when the sunnah of RasulAllah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam is freely thrown about? is it a muslim's manner to speak about making love and gorgeous blondes [this is not the first time nj has taken to such things] and other titillating subjects? --- if prof.tahir celebrates christmas which has no precedence in islamic scholarship, and we point out that it is wrong - we are not supposed to talk about it; after all, we don't have the hundreds of authorizations he has. if shaykh kabbani's majlis is all dancing and singing with men and women, and such actions are rightfully criticized, nj can fly into a rage and say whatever he wants; those who cheer him won't demur. and a person who points out that it is not what alaHazrat taught is riled up as a deobandi! ---- is this what alaHazrat taught us? should alaHazrat's name be invoked only for mawlid and takfir of deobandis? should alaHazrat's fatawa be largely ignored on the fiqh of sama'a - and various other issues? and we like each other and praise each other to the skies only if we say nice things about each other. speak the bitter truth and get spat upon. -------------------- *i am not a salafi and i know that scholars have recognized that weak hadith can be used in faDayil al-a'amal.