31-08-2004, 02:53 PM
What is/are deobandi(s)? I have come across the word in many threads, but am unaware of its meaning...
31-08-2004, 03:09 PM
DEOBANDIYYAT:- In India the Islamic Knowledge spread through Shah Wally-ul-Allah (R.A.) and his children. Amongst all the students who studied under them were, Moulana Qasim Nanawtwee (R.A.), Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (R.A.) and Moulana Yacoob Nanawtwee (R.A.). These students who later became great Ulama, founded an institution in U.P, Saharan poor, in a place named Deoband. Those who qualified in this institution or they share the same views as them or they are spiritually connected to them are known as Deobandies. They are all Ahlussunnah Wal Jamaa'ah and follow the Hanafi school of thought. The distinguishing factors of these Ulama are that they make Tash'reeh (explain) the Qur'aan, Hadeeth and Fiqh according to the method of the pious predecessors. They do not get affected by the conditions around them, rather, they tackle all the innovations and non-Islamic customs that have penetrated into the masses and try to eradicate them. They also strive to revive the Sunnah and they challenge and stand firm against any group that supports false hood and evil.'
The website for Darul Uloom Deoband can be found here:
:insh: may be beneficial if you read "A brief Introduction" on the site.
Also, some accusations where made against the Ulema of Deoband (though the vast majority of these have now been cleared up), and it may be appropriate to re-paste what Mufti Lajpuri (a Deobandi scholar) said in response to this. I advise you not to get too caught up in all the terms used below, but rather use it as a reference to clarify that the Ulema of Deoband are upon haq:
Mufti Lajpuri in Kitabu'l Iman in Fatawa Rahimiya, answering some accusations against the Deobandi scholars says:
"Religiously, the ulema of Deoband are Muslims; as a sect, they belong to the ahl-as-sunna wa'l-jama'ah; by mazhab, they are Hanafites: in conduct (mashrahan), they are Sufi; scholastically, they are Maturidi; in suhik (spiritual discipline), they are Chishti-rather they combine all the Sufi orders; in school of thought they follow Vali-u'llah; in principle they are Qasimi; in sub-divisions (seconadry matters), they are Rasheedi; and in nisbat, they are Deobandi. God be praised for all this comprehensiveness! (Ulama-e Deoband ka Maslak). They have devoted their lives to the service of the Quran, the Hadith and the Fiqh (jurisprudence). Hundreds of thousands of 'ulema, "memorisers" (huffaz), "readers" (qurra) and professional commentators (mufassir) of the Quran, traditionists (muhaddithin), Sufis, jurisconsults (muftis) and preachers who graduated from this university of religious sciences are preaching Islam and propagating religion in different parts of the world."
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27-09-2004, 06:13 PM
Doebandis are those who follow the *true sunnah way* the real sunnah way....
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