As salamo alaikum.
Is it correct to call a person as “Maulana” who is really not a maulana or an aalim but has got beard and looks like a maulana.Please make it clear.
Ref. No. 895 Alif
In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful
It is not correct to call him “Maulana”.
And Allah knows best
Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband
This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.