i have been receiving such comments other than the forum, so i think it is best to clarify. first of all, i did not do takfir of the shaykh - friends who received private correspondence know that i told them that: uttering a kalimah of kufr is something else; doing takfir is something else. [i also wrote that in a post here itself] certainly we should always do tawba, but this particular thing does not necessitate it. because the intention was never to attack a sunni scholar - just to clarify the matter. moreover i did not do takfir as some people believe. al-`iyadhu billah. and Allah ta'ala knows what is in the hearts. i wrote in my post that: 'if the shaykh is saying just like i have heard and transcribed it, then it is a kalimah of kufr'. i reiterate that i did not have an axe to grind with shah sahib [pir sayyid jilani]; i heard something on video, which if not understood properly does amount to an enormous thing. i asked for a clarification. one cannot simply ignore it because a big scholar has said it -then what difference between us and the deobandis and their pir parasti? - and this was not a small thing either. secondly, i was only asking for a clarification. having husn zann etc, is fine but it is a duty of every muslim to ask. there are still some things about that speech but in the light of a misunderstanding [that is now cleared] and the schadenfreude of deobandis, i will not continue it any further. thirdly, the reason why i am clarifying this excessively is because the shaykh is a sayyid. we must not forget respect towards the ahl al-bayt and particularly those who are scholars; and i never meant disrespect. abu faDl in his comments somewhere said that i made derogatory remarks, which i did not. i only dropped the 'shaykh' and said 'pir jilani' in the context of a pending enquiry. fourthly, please let us remember that nobody is above the shari`ah. wa billahi't tawfiq.