I've recently started a weekly class held at my local mosque which you could say is Deobandi/Hanafi-orientated, although alhamdulillaah many Muslims with different opinions are comfortable praying here behind our Imam.
The purpose of the class is to give individuals an opportunity to spend a few hours with an Ustadh to gain more knowledge of Islam and can cover any area/science, depending on the goal of the students. My focus is on memorising Juz Amma and Surah Baqarah inshallah and studying Arabic grammer.
However, our Ustadh, as much as I love and respect him for the sake of Allah, is of Salafi orientation and has mentioned that we will be studying Aqeedah because many people practice Shirk. He then specificially mentioned the issue of Tawassul. He also said we'll be learning Fiqh, and I got the impression that he will teach the "strongest opinion" version of Fiqh, if you know what I mean.
I'm not sure whether to proceed with this class or not since it will be beneficial in many ways, but I've spent more than enough time in the past studying Salafi Aqeedah and their Shirk/Bidah arguments that I really don't want to go back to that.
Would really appreciate any advice anyone can give. One side of me says to take the good and leave the bad, and another says that I'll just confuse myself more. I still don't have a good grounding in the true Aqeedah of the Ahlus-Sunnah and there's so much for me to learn and I don't want to end up questionning everyone's belief again which I've found is actually detrimental to my Iman.
Then again, this is the only opportunity I have to spend 2 hours sitting with a knowledgable and Arabic speaking teacher. When you consider that I will be learning the Quran, Arabic, Hadiths, etc. it's not something I'd want to miss out on.
Please reply with your thoughts.