Darul Uloom Deoband
1)The Darul Uloom Deoband is an Islamic seminary (darul uloom) in India at which the Sunni Deobandi Islamic movement began.
2)The seminary was established by Muhammad Qasim Nanautavi, Fazlur Rahman Usmani, Sayyid Muhammad Abid and others in 1866.
3)On 14 October 2020, the executive council of the seminary appointed Arshad Madani as the principal (sadr-mudarris) and Abul Qasim Nomani as the senior hadith professor (shaykh al-hadith).
Historical background of Darul Uloom Deoband University
1)Darul Uloom Deoband was established on 30 May 1866 by Fazlur Rahman Usmani, Sayyid Muhammad Abid, Muhammad Qasim Nanotawi, Mehtab Ali, Nehal Ahmad and Zulfiqar Ali Deobandi.
2)Mahmud Deobandi was appointed as the first teacher, and Mahmud Hasan Deobandi was the first student who enrolled in the seminary.
3)The spread of the Deobandi movement in the United Kingdom has produced some criticism concerning their views on interfaith dialogue and values including democracy, secularism, and the rule of law.
Study program of Darul Uloom Deoband University
1)The school teaches manqulat (revealed Islamic sciences) .
2)Students are taught in Urdu, and sometimes in Arabic for theological reasons or Persian, for cultural and literary reasons.
3)The curriculum is based on a highly modified version of the 18th century Indo-Islamic syllabus known as Dars-e Nizami.
4)The students learn the Quran and its interpretation; Hadith and its commentary
5)They also study the biography of Muhammad, Arabic grammar, Arabic language and literature, and Persian language.
6)The five-year Nazirah (primary course) teaches Urdu, Persian, Hindi and English. The next level is the Hifze Quran. This involves the memorization of the Quran over two to four years. A few students will then choose Tajwid e Hafs (melodious recitation).
7)The student is taught the detailed recitation rules of the Quran as laid down by Arabic Hafs.
8)A post graduate studies equivalent is the Fazilat course taken over eight years. It commences with Arabi Awwal, in which the basics of the Arabic language is the main aim, and finishes with Daura e Hadith, in which the main books of the sayings of Muhammad are taught.
9)Almost a quarter of the students who complete the Daurae Hadith continue their studies. These advanced courses include Takmil Ifta (Jurisprudence); Takmil Adab (Arabic literature); and Takhassus fil Hadith (Hadith).
10)Students who complete the Takmil Ifta take the title Mufti.
Aims and objectives of Darul Uloom Deoband
1)The aim of the University is to provide comprehensive information to the Muslims about their religion and making arrangements for teaching of Quraan, Tafseer, Hadees, etc.
2) Another motive is to invoke the spirit of Islam among the students, propagation and teaching of Islam
3) Preserving the freedom of thoughts and knowledge is a major aim of this university.