Dear Dr. Ahmed: A/A
As I read your impressive article "A selection of Ahadith, I came across the following statement:
"The most popular Mullah of the 20th century, Maudoodi, came out with his own branded principle. He claimed that that the only rightful scholar who can research a hadith would be the one who would inherently be mizaj shenase Rasul, someone who understands the mindset of the Holy Prophet. In other words, any hadith that Maudoodi would feel authentic should be considered as such.
I feel that a scholar of your caliber should not use such derogatory language about a person who is regarded very highly in the Muslim world. I would be interested in knowing when and where Maulana Moudoodi made these statements.