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Question # : 578


Assalamualaikum, Who are the wahabis? Whats the difference between wahabis and deobandis? Has any of our great scholars like hazrat moulana rashid ahmed gangohi nawarallahu marqadahu said that wahabis are good people? Are deobandis also wahabis?

Answer : 578

Published on: May 26, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 518=503/B)


The followers of Abdul Wahab Najdi are called as Wahhabis.


There are differences at some matters between Deoband and Wahhabis. In order to know the details you should study the book محمد بن عبد الوہاب اور ان کے خلاف پروپیگنڈہ.


Hazrat Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi wrote that he had heard that Abdul Wahhab was a good man, followed Hambali Maslak, but had some strictness in nature.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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