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Everybody needs to take the blame for it but majority of it DOES FALL in the lap of Ulamah and Darul-ulooms in UK as they are not providing enough opportunities for people to learn.
However the Deobandi laymen must take the blame BECAUSE if they were proactive enough then we would have more demand and thus Ulamah would be forced to do more.
Most Deobandi Halaqahs are dead or skimming along and most initiatives die their own death due to lack of interest while initiatives at Salafi institutes are oversubscribed.
What most Deobandees are very good at is “criticising you and pulling you down!” Two important things:
1) Are you an Alim?
2) Who are you Bay’t to?
2 is NOBODY’s personal business to be honest!
If I am given Ijazah by a reputable Alim to teach something then I am authorised and I don’t have to be a graduate of a Darul-uloom (anymore).
In our (Pakistani) case then because are not “Gujrati” its over for us! Because Hazrat X is not my cousin and my father doesn’t come from the same village as Shaykhul-Hadeeth B...I have lost count as to how many times this "Gujrati" issue come into the picture.
It wasn't upto me to be born to "Pakistani Parents" just like it isn't upto a Gujrati to be born into their family and happen to be "cousin" of Hazrat XYZ....
Salafi places and institutes have no such issues! (as I tell by experience). When I have conducted my Halaqahs in Deobandi places (there are deobandees) standing outside ready to pull down and criticise and the whole Masjid talks about a “Non Alim” teaching...
I know a place where a “Non-Alim” studied from Middle-East on the Sunnah and with Taqwa was pulled from teaching Arabic (because he wasn’t an Alim)...A “Maulana” took over and within 3 months all students left!
Just because someone is humble and doesn’t want to advertise their credentials it doesn’t mean that he/she is unqualified.
Therefore shame on anyone who is giving the Brother a thumbs down for highlighting a reality.
I have taught at many placed and in USA & in UK and this is from exprience.
Deobandees in UK are on a sinking ship!
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.