I know this may be an ignorant question, but it should be ok because I just want to learn.
I know they are scholars and what not, but are these scholars mainly prevalent in the Paki/Indian community? Because honestly, I've never heard of deobandi until I became a member of SF, where there are a lot of Indians/Pakis.
I ask because, I never hear fellow African American refer to deobadis when refering to scholars. So I'm trying to figure how far does there knowledge go I guess...meaning do their opinions only matter to people of India, pakistan etc.?