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Deoband (the Latinised name, from Devband or Devaband in Hindi and Urdu) is a small city located in Saharanpur district in the upper Doab region, in Uttar Pradesh. Hindi (हिन्दी hind), an Indo-European language spoken mainly in North, Central, and West India, is the official language of the Indian Union. ... The phrase Zaban-e Urdu-e Mualla written in Urdu Urdu () is an Indo-European language of the Indo-Aryan family that developed under Persian, Turkish, and Arabic influence in South Asia during the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire (1200-1800). ... Night view of Taipei City. ... Saharanpur district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India, with Saharanapur town as the district headquarters. ... A Doab, meaning two waters in Persian, is a term used in India and Pakistan for a tract of land between two confluent rivers. ... Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: उत्तर प्रदेश, Urdu: اتر پردیش), also popularly known by its abbreviation UP, is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Union of India. ...


It is about 150 km from Delhi. It is best known for the presence of the Darul Uloom of Deoband, one of the most important and influential schools of Islamic Studies. Known in India as the Lotus Temple, the Baháí House of Worship is one of the most famous landmarks in Delhi. ... The Darul Uloom, (dārul ulūm devaband in Hindi and Urdu) is an Islamic madrassa or seminary. ... Islamic Studies is the academic discipline which focuses on Islamic issues. ...


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Dar-ul-Aloom Deoband, as the school is called, has played a pivotal role in shaping the Islamic revival movements of the past century.
The Deoband School was established to inculcate in Muslim youth the reassuring and comforting values of Islam and to provide them with the spiritual and philosophic underpinnings of their faith.
The school of Deoband was also an attempt to counter the influence of some Muslims reformists like Sayyid Ahmad Khan who advocated a mix of religious and Western education for the youth.
Barbara Metcalf: Piety, Persuasion, and Politics: Deoband's Model of Islamic Activism (6623 words)
The Tablighi Jama`at was an offshoot of the Deoband movement.
Thus, as in the initial Deoband movement and in many other Sufi and sectarian in modern South Asia, it was not necessary to choose between the devotional power of Sufism and the conviction of reformist imitation of prophetic teaching.
Aside from Deoband's enduring influence, it exemplifies a pattern, represented in general terms in a range of Islamic movements outside South Asia as well, of a pattern of "traditionalist" cultural renewal on the one hand coupled with political adaptability on the other.
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