I think most, if not all us agree that Dr Ashraf Jalali should have or should apologise for his statement and take it back. As Mufti Zia ul Qadri points out that yes he can provide many evidences on this issue but in reality how is this going to benefit the unity of sunnis. His statement just gives further ammunition to the detractors. This is what has really wound me up about sunni scholars in the recent past, they all become proud of their 'tahqeeq' and become obstinate. Their followers or the sheeple then go crazy and make things a whole lot worse and who loses out, yes the sunnis. Our pious predecessors have already spoken on these issues, there is absolutely no need to go beyond that because there was wisdom in just simply explaining the viewpoint and leaving it. I got no time for so called scholars, who give emotional speeches and try to do takfir of Jalali sahib because it is the same scholars who either have insulted the sahaba in the past or never spoke up against it. The likes of Dr Kokab Noorani Sahib, Mufti Zia ul Qadri and the Ashrafi Mufti were measured and what they advised was correct. A lot of issues that are brought up have already been dealt with; so I see no point in new 'tahqeeq' and I certainly see no benefit in becoming obstinate on it as it will just cause these scholars to make the same mistakes the deos did all those years ago. What is badly missing for sunnis is leadership and everyone feels the need to fill that vacum by giving their view, and further widening the disunity. I hope you will see in my points that I have not limited the discussion to Jalali Sahib because this issue is just a microcosm of what the current state of Muslims in general and Sunnis specifically is Everyone wants to talk, few want to listen and fewer are showing sincerity and objectivity. At a time where we most need to be united , we are doing our best to cause disunity. We forget to be grateful for the immense blessing of being from the ummah of the Holy prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and even more being blessed to have been brought up in a Sunni household. As Alahazrat said: Ummati theri kismat per lakou salaam. Let's be grateful and sincere, especially towards our fellow Muslims. May Allah most High make us a sincere ummati of the Holy prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and give us death on kamil Iman. Ameen.