This thread should not be taken as belittling the Deobandi folk, but just to raise awareness as to how they need to consider how damaging their inconsistency is in the manhaj they have adopted for themselves in Aqeedah as well as related issues such as their conduct with non-Deobandis esp. Hanbalis, Tasawwuf, etc. In the Name of Allah: Inconsistency #1: Sharh Aqaaid Nasafiyyah, the former bedrock of Deobandi-Maturidi Aqeedah has been severely compromised within the Deoband of today. Many of those I have talked to have expressed their desire of its exclusion from the Darul Ulooms as it does not serve their needs. If I was a Maturidi, I would have branded this statement as ISTIHZAA' BIL AQEEDAH. But because the book is a philosophical mash-up, coupled with the crystal-clear approach the (moderate) Hanbalis have been blessed to portray in this era in relation to Aqeedah manhaj, these particular Deobandi brothers have been forced admit that - something that I have heard with my own ears: "Even if one said that Nasafiyyah is not our Aqeedah, then there is no problem in that". Yet, on the other hand, Nasafiyyah is still coinsidered by many Deobandis to be the ultimate Aqeedah manual and have rejected breaking the centuries-long practice of being Maturidi in the truer sense of the word, as Maulana Khalil Ahmed Saharanpuri (May Allah forgive me and him) said in his al-Muhannad - a book signed by the elders of his time - that Deobandis are Maturidis in Aqeedah. I don't what the status of those Deobandi scholars is who not only want to discard the book from teaching but make fun out of its content. So which one is it, Deobandi friends? IS THE BOOK part of your Aqeedah, or IS IT NOT? And please don't sit on the fence on this, as it has some aspects that are unavoidable, like EIGHT SIFAAT for Allah only - you either with it or against it. Also, leave behind all this Tawaqquf nonsense where the Shariah is NOT silent at all.