May Allah bless alot
Here's the official website of the Darul Uluum Deoband, its somewhat very informative:
I have stopped posting on this forum as of 15/01/2013 - 2/03/1434.
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Darul uloom Deoband: The Rise [Sheikh Mumtaz Ul Haq]
Shaykh Abdus Shakur Brooks wrote while defending the Deobandis against some criticism:
"I am not going to quarrel on this matter. But you should look to yourself and ask "what have you given in service to consider yourself the one to point fingers?" While you sit here ranting about the Deobandis, you fail to realize what most of the big scholars of hadith like Shaykh Muhammad Awammah, Abu Fattah Abu Guddah, and thousands of others have expressed in depths to the deobandis about their great service in the science of hadith and fiqh.
In fact as Abu Fattah Abu Guddah said, had it not been for them the science of Hadith would have been lost in this last century. They have outstripped every nation in regards to hadith on the face of this earth. So clean the rancor from your heart.
Not only in hadith have they done a great service but also in the field of fiqh. And while you sit here and claim they are "ghetto' etc. they are the ones that have given the service to answer many modern day issues of finance etc. and yet they still disperse knowledge in a traditional manner. No madhab, not even us malikis, can say we have come close in modern works in this century as they have done. So where is your gratitude for the service of knoweldge? What have you done to criticize what these people haven't done in your eyes?
Furthermore, they have set up institutes of FREE education or at a very low cost throughout the world in less than 70 years. From AFRICA, Asia, and The West. In Camperdown South Africa, In'amiyyah has more foreign students than locals, from more than 25 countries, many of which are sponsored by them. I just met with a young zulu alim who converted to Islam memorized Quran and finished the alim course last week while he came back to visit the madrasah.
Face it whether in Europe or North American when it comes to memorizing Qur'an whose doing the work? Who are the ones standing there reciting the Quran from beginning to end NOT looking at the mushaf ? Its not the Arabs nor the Europeans but 9/10 it is an indo pak from Deobandi madrasahs.
You have to expect that anything that spreads across the world is not going to remain perfect, that is expected. But there service to the deen is unquestionable.
It is clear you have some rancor in your heart towards them adding to the fact that your fatwa claiming that women should not veil is because it resembles the salafis and those like them, which you stated were deobandis in spite of the fact that they are generally Ashari's/Maturidi's who believe without a shadow of doubt in following a madhab. In reality that is nothing more than slander.
Don't be upset because they have their way of doing things. They are not bound by your principles nor mine. Give respect where respect is due.
WE both have not contributed anywhere close to what they have, than we should keep our mouths closed least our tongue backfire on us...
Their contributions have lead to preserving the Sunnah of the dean and the teachings of hadith with undoubted sanad. I love and honor them if only for that but not blind of their pitfalls. Those who live the sunnah and hadith of the Prophet will no doubt show some love towards the deobandi's rather than constant demoralizing them. They carried the sunnah when it was being lost. Is that not worthy?"
"The servant who is unaware of his contemptibility and regards himself as honourable, is truly contemptible"
(Ikmalush Shiyam - commentary of the Hikam of Ibn Ata'illah al-Iskandari)
If Allah had not concealed my faults, and my true self was displayed, people would not even spit on me.