Of late some narrow-minded and imprudent people have been making furore on social media on some statements made by Maulana Syed Salman Nadwi regarding Maulana Arshad Madani. They gave the message that Maulana Nadwi was targeting Maulana Syed Arshad Madani.
In this interview Maulana Salman Nadwi makes clarifications. Not only does he submits that Maulana Arshad Madani and scholars like him are respectable personalities but he gives Maulana Arshad Madani the title of ‘Ameerul Hind’.
Maulana Nadwi says speaking against scholars like Arshad Madani or disrespecting him is haram for him. He, however, said difference of opinion can always occur and said even companions of Prophet (saws) had difference of opinions.
Maulana Salman Nadwi lauds Maulana Arshad Madani’s efforts like releasing innocent youth from jail, and striving for Hindu Muslim harmony. He said age-wise Maulana Madani is like his uncle.
Maulana Nadwi says if he has difference of opinion with Maulana Arshad Madani it doesn’t mean that he is against the latter or begins criticizing or disrespecting him.
Maulana Salman Nadwi also urges Maulana Arshad Madani to play a role in Indian politics as well.