Muftī Muḥammd Shafī‘ (1897 – 1976) narrates the following statement from his father, Mawlānā Muḥammad Yāsīn Deobandī (1865 – 1936) , about his experience at Dārul ‘Ulūm Deoband in the late 19th century: “I witnessed such a period at Dārul… Continue Reading
The great recent Ḥanafī jurist of Shām, ‘Allāmah Ibn ‘Ᾱbidīn (1783 – 1836), was connected to the Naqshbandī spiritual line via his teacher, Mawlānā Khālid al-Naqshbandī, a Kurdish-Damascene spiritual master. Mawlānā Khālid al-Naqshbandī (1779 – 1827 CE) spent some time… Continue Reading
Mawlana Saleemullah Khan, one of the most senior living Deobandī ‘ulamā’, writes: Although the ‘ulamā’ of Deoband prevailed over every science and discipline with their sword of inclusiveness, yet their attachment to the science of fiqh is unparalleled.
Mawlāna Ashraf ‘Alī Thānawī on the Meaning of Wahdat al-Wujūd Some nefarious groups allege that the Akābir ‘ulamā’ of Deoband held the corrupt belief that nothing besides Allāh exists, and they claim that this is the meaning of the concept… Continue Reading