Brother, hope that all is well on your end. This is my original post. "brothers, what we need to realise is that there are others who deserve to be called the 'Shaykh al-Islam' and there is really nothing wrong with these scholars being referred to as such. Shaykh al-Islam Abdur Razack al-Halabi, Shaykh al-Islam Akhtar Rida Bareillwi, and of course there are others. I don't find anything wrong if scholars of this calibre are addressed in such a manner." I did not (at any stage) say that he has approved but was simply trying to get across that a giant of his caibre is undoubtedly deserving of being called such.