something i put on sunniforum sometime back
some translation i did
MOSQUE Is not just for teaching or learning
but to learn independence from others and how to live as a muslim
reasons for deobands success...only for allah..ikhlaas
separation from wealth and world
refusal of donations from rich or influential people
donations from general/simple people so they feel its their own..connection of heart
russia and andalus both had islamic states ,they fell because their efforts were diverted from holding/propogating islam to getting involved in politics
thats why we now only spend effort in islamic propogation and teaching..
we stay on our own 100% islam ..in peace with others..
others can do/follow whom they wish..we to ours others to theirs..
if someone shares our label..it doesnt mean they are following our teachings..our teachings are legal and of peace
we ourselves distanced ourselves from all terrorism in 2008..large conference..with fatwa.
we try to influence people with our good words to remain law abiding, we have no other way
there is difference between muslim ruler and islamic rule
our greatest need is to keep our own deen.priority is on teaching and learning
and tabligh..self rectification and propogation
we prepare students about talking with hindus,jews,shias,brelvis etc and send people to discuss with others
we dont just talk about salah,but how to live as a good muslim,good character,etc as a good law abiding citizen
we cannot tell anyone to convert to islam.. by law,we can only convey islam.
we have modern education
and people who specialize in different departments and fields
even a doctor needs time and various tests to be done before he gives a result and cure
same ..a mufti needs time and other support to give a fatwa or help
we are not concerned about politics or money
just deen and allahs help
and we remain hopeful