Another one is often used title "Maulana"
No matter what the intention, Basically anybody who does not stop people from calling him Maulana and does not mind adding the word Maulana to his name, is a suspect: Does he really understand this word and it's meaning? What exactly is his level of knowledge?
The word Maulana means "Our Lord, Our Proterctor, Our Master" which as the most serious un-Islamic connotation of placing another with the Almighty.than Allah SWT.
The word "Maulana" is a compound word - Maula and Na (our) which, under strict Islamic philosophy is applicable to Allah alone.
The word is used only twice in the Holy Qur'an and refers to Allah SWT indicating that it can be referred only to Him and no one else!
1. "Rabbana..anto Maulana fansoorna alal qaumil Kafireen - Our Lord.. You are our Protector/Lord/Master, so grant us victory over the unbelievers." (2:286)
2. "Huwa Maulana; wa alal Laahi fal yatuwakkalil Mu'minoon - He (Allah) is our protector/Lord/Master, and on Allah let the believers rely." (9:51)
Please also read: ".....huwa mawlakum faniAAma almawla waniAAma alnnaseeru ..He is your Lord Supreme: and how excellent is this Lord Supreme, and how excellent this Giver of Succour!
Wonder all the Maulanas are found in the Indo Pak? Why not the Arab world where scholars are called Shaikhs