THE DISTINCTION OF DĀRUL ‘ULŪM DEOBAND

Muftī Muḥammd Shafī‘ (1897 – 1976) narrates the following statement from his father, Mawlānā Muḥammad Yāsīn Deobandī (1865 – 1936) [1], about his experience at Dārul ‘Ulūm Deoband in the late 19th century: “I witnessed such a period at Dārul ‘Ulūm [Deoband] when, from the headmaster to the lowest teacher, from the chancellor to the…

The Track ( Maslak ) of Darul Uloom Deoband

The track of Darul Uloom Deoband, shall be in accordance with the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah, Hanafiate practical method (Mazhab) and the disposition (Mashrab) of its holy founders, Hazrat Maulana Mohammad Qasim Nanautavi (Allah’s mercy be on him!) and Hazrat Maulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi (may his secret be sanctified). The preservation of the track of Darul Uloom…

Maulana Husayn Ahmad Madani in the words of Shaykh Zakariyya Khandalwi

Hadhrat Maulana Husayn Ahmad Madni (ra) probably needs no introduction. He is among the senior khulafa (successors) of Hadhrat Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (ra.) He was appointed as Head Teacher and Shaykh al-Hadith of Darul ‘Uloom Deoband after ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri (ra) had left the post. He filled this position for approximately 28 years. Prior to…

Shaykh al-Hind at the khanqah of Mawlana Gangohi

It is said regarding Shaykh al-Hind Hadhrat Mawlana Mahmud Hasan Deobandi (may Allah have mercy on him), who was the head lecturer at Darul ‘Uloom Deoband, that every Thursday after classes would finish he would set off from Deoband to Gangoh. He would leave before ‘Asar or after ‘Asar and would offer the rest of…

The Track of The ‘Ullema of Deoband – Maulana Husayn Madani

Mawlānā Ḥusayn Aḥmad Madanī writes in Naqsh e Ḥayāt The ‘ulamā’ of Deoband and their noble predecessors, may Allāh (Exalted is He) have mercy on them, have always been combiners of Sharī‘ah and Ṭarīqah, pure Ḥanafīs and followers of the predecessors of the Ahl al-Sunna wa l-Jamā‘ah. They maintain their chain of pupillage through Ḥaḍrat…

Tasawwuf summarized wonderfully by Shaykh Zakariyya Khandalwi

Hazrat Shaykhul Hadith (رحمة الله عليه) explains the reality of Tasawwuf to Raeesul Ahraar (Maulana Habeebur Rahman (رحمة الله عليه) “All it is, is to correct one’s niyat [intention]. Nothing else. Its beginning is; إنما الأعمال بالنيات: “Verily all actions are judged by the intentions“ and its end is; أن تعبد الله كأنك تراه: “That you…