That was not sarcasm. Anyone who thinks that does not understand the modes of speech. Saqib is a political individual. Prior to leaving for this conference, he went around telling people that he will "deal" with TQ. Now, regarding his dealing of TQ, I have a few observations [mulahazat]: Let me speak frankly; Sunnis need to stop worshiping Pirs - yes, I said it. This is the unfortunate reality. The truth of the matter is that Saqib has not refuted TQ, rather, he has contradicted himself and made himself look like a fool. He says that we have "Usuli" [principle] differences with TQ, yet he lavished him with praise by addressing him as "Shaykh al-Islam". Can you please provide me an example from the 1400 year history of Islam where the Muslim Umma has hailed a scholar as "Shaykh al-Islam" when he has deviated in matters of Usul al-Din. The last time I checked, some of the scholars addressed as "Shaykh al-Islam" were the likes of Ibrahim al-Bajuri, Ahmad Rida Khan, and numerous others. I find it ridiculous how there are double standards among some people. On one hand, they refute the perennialism of the Study Quran, yet on the other hand, they keep quiet at the perennialism of TQ. Saqib has not done what he said he would do, and that was to refute TQ. Rather, he has just tried to make it out that he has. Further to this, the Ulama of India condemned the conference. Who is Saqib to come there and then speak? Surely, the Ulama of the land know better. In India, people are losing themselves thinking that Saqib is the man and has done it for Sunnis - he hasn't done anything. He's deceived the masses like he has done on many occasions. Well done Saqib, well done.