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Why do some people consider Deobandis as people who do shirk and bida’h for example people from Madina University they say Deobandis do shirk and bida’h even though I think a lot of scholars like Sheikh Sudais they agree with what Deoband madrasa is doing and they believe that they are on the straight path and path of Haq?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1103/881/D=11/1436)

A new sect namely Ghair Muqallidin has come into existence that does not accept the ijma of sahabah as a Shariah evidence. It does not follow any imam among the four imams. Rather it terms taqlid as shirk and labels false accusations to the four imams. It sometimes shows itself salafi and sometime Hanbali. Such mischievous persons do exist in Madinah University as well who train their graduates in the same manner. The akabir Ulama of Deoband promote tauhid and sunnah as well as they repel shirk and bida’h with all their resources. Their biographies and history bear witness to this fact. One who considers such person who loves sunnah and removes the bida’h as bida’ti then it is either due to narrow mindedness and prejudice or due to lack of understanding the definition of shirk, sunnah and bida’h.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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