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Archive for July 11th, 2007

Wahabism And Deoband

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Wednesday 11th July, 2007

Deobandi Islam was of great use to the Muslim Ruling Classes out for power. They could be scientific and so try to get all the good administrative jobs with the British and they could have the support of a mass of ordinary Muslims, all controlled by Deobandi Pirs.

Deoband solved the problem of grabbing power by putting Wahabi Pirs in charge of the masses.

The Deobandis could do what the Ahli Hadith and Sir Sayyid could not do. They could challenge Sufism and the Sufi Pirs that the masses loved. They could get a mass following. And so they could enter big politics in the modern age. [ on..]

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