Differences between Deobandi and Barelwi

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1. What are the differences between Deobandi beliefs and Braelvi beliefs?

2. Are there groups within each group? For example can you get Deobandi groups, or is it just one group as a whole?

3. How do I know that this is not a fake Islamic network, sorry I just wanted to know due to the amount of Jews making fake Islamic websites.

4. How do I know that I am really receiving my answer from a mufti?



1 – 2. Deoband and Bareli are the names of two towns. If you have any doubts about beliefs then state the beliefs, not the place.

3. Find out.

4. Find out.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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