Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
Eid Mubarak to you whichever day you are having Eid, Insha’Allah.
Had a very long and interesting conversation with some Brothers last night while the Chicago Hilal vs other organisations (discussion) was still evolving.
We have a number of Deobandi Brothers & Sisters (Masha’Allah), who live, eat, drink and breathe Deoband all day, 365 days a year but when it comes to Ramadhan & Eid they abandon Deoband and forget about it entirely.
- A number of British Deobandees abandon not only abandon Darul-uloom Deoband but Darul-uloom Saharunpur and almost every other Major Darul-uloom. Instead of clear cut Fatawa of these Darul-ulooms rejecting Saudi Sighting for Britain they send you half paragraphs of Mufti Taqi Usmani (HA) selected Fatwaas to justify following Saudi Arabia
- A number of Canadian & American Deoandees abandon the Fatwa of Darul-uloom Deoband & others that Astronomical Sightings CAN BE USED to reject “impossible sightings” in order to bend, stretch and somehow find a way to unite with Modernists (no sighting but Calculation used), Saudi Salafees (follow Saudia). They look through every nook and corner to somehow find a way to UNITE with rest of the Muslims. Clear (recent) Fatwaas are ignored and selected excerpts are produced about “mass sightings” and the numbers (which comprise these mass sightings) are justified from various sayings and Malfoozat
The reason I write it this morning is that there is a massive movement amongst the Deobandees to abandon saying “Eid Mubarak” and say “Taqabbal Allaahu minna wa minkum (May Allaah accept (this worship) from us and from you)” since it is proven from the Sahabah (RA). You will read about this everywhere and get messages on WhatsApp etc.
A bigger practise of Sahabah is to get their Ramadhan/Eid correct!
It’s hilarious that you have people with Forums names, facebook & twitter handles & youtube channels like “Azmat-e-Deoband”, “Shan-e-Deoband”, “ Deoband Zindabad” turn around and clearly abandon Deoband when it comes to Moon Sighting :P
So is Deoband alive these days?
Yes on Twitter Handles & Yotube Channels, Alhumdolillah
KNOW that there are little (to no) Problems in India/Pakistan Deoband affiliated institutes because they combine Science & Fiqh effectively and use it together. The issues are in Britain, Canada & America because of their divergence and abandoning Deoband