Asalamualyukum, I have been doing a lot of research between these two groups because I am trying to figure out which one I should follow. I have noticed that deoband's are usually a lot more nicer. It seems like some salafys have problems with pride and arrogance but they also have some very humble brothers as well. It seems like salafi's scholars have more knowledge. Also it seems like salafi masjids are pretty weak like the people inside them are either extermely moderate or extremely harsh. Seems like deoband masjids have stronger communities. The only major problem
I have with deobandies is tassawuf. The problem is that they don't really give me proofs from Quran And sunnah. They have shown me about how you should develop ihsan and I understand that part. The part that they haven't proven to me is the bayah and the proof for silsilah. There seems to be intelligent member on this forum so can anyone prove these things?