Allama Sayyid Suleman Nadwi Saheb (Allah have mercy on him) was renowned for his academics among the Indian scholars.
He requested Hakim al-Umma Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) for bai’at. Hakim al-Umma instructed him to review some of his (eccentric) views and publish the correct version (admitting his mistakes).
Allamah prepared a draft of the reviewed views and presented them to Hakim al-Umma and also published the retraction.
It is upon this that Hakim al-Umma Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) commented:
از سلیمان كَیراخلاص عمل
“Learn sincerity from Suleman”
It really takes courage for a great scholar and academic of Allama Sayyid Suleman Nadwi’s status to review his views and even publish the retractions admitting his mistakes openly.
A sincere person places Allah’s pleasure in front of him. He does not worry about his status.