Many thanks to the brother who pointed out a mistake in this paragraph from
the first message in this thread. Here is what I wrote:
> My quick browse through Imam al-Nawawi's _Mughni al-Muhtaj_ did
> not even mention any difference of opinion on the matter. In his
> his _Tibyan Fi Adab Hamalt il-Qur'an_ he wrote:"
The brother's comment:
> I've never come across a book by that name by Imam al-Nawawi. Perhaps you
> mean Mughni al-Muhtaj by Al-Khatib al-Sharbini which is a commentary of
> Minhaj al-Talibin by al-Nawawi.
A very careless mistake on my part. What I meant was Minhaj al-Talibin
itself, since I was looking for the rulings of Imam al-Nawawi (Allah grant
wa al-salamu `alaykum