Salam Initially, I was going to title this thread as: Sheikh Al-Albani and Making "Authentic & Weak" Out of Classical Texts in the Hadith section. But I realised the issue is more broader than that. I know Sheikh Abd 'l-Fattah Abu Ghuddah absolutely hated the above. Obviously, Deobandis are on his side. I believe that al-Albani was not wrong in his various works of this nature, like Saheeh and Da'eef 'l-Adab al-Mufrad, etc. What are the thought of the knowledgeable brothers and sisters on IA? Is AFAG's criticism valid? Or is it OTT and mere bias against him? This thought of this thread was triggered to in my head by a story of al-Haakim al-Shaheed, a Hanafi scholar and how he was martyred. I am really busy and I would be grateful if someone can locate it and post it, then make the relevant connection to the above text in bold. Also, the other issues of Aqeedah and their rebuttals and counter-rebuttals of one another can be analysed here.