A Deobandi Classroom


(Inside Dar al `Ulum Deoband, Tirmidhi class taught by Shaykh Saeed Palanpuri. Photo taken by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib, of Shibam (Hadhramawt, based in Saudi))


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28 responses to “A Deobandi Classroom

  1. Wow, masha Allah. Wish I could sit in on that.

    So how did you go about getting this? I’m impressed.

  2. Salamu `Alaykum

    I pray you are well Sidi Sulayman. Its good to see you. I dont know if you remember me, but we met at chicken guy once (gyro; 53rd and 6th) and spoke about specific aspects related to the religion (I was wearing a black turban).

    Anyway, I have scholarly sources you can say : ). This picture has been lying around on my computer for a while now. Im planning to start posts with pictures of `ulema and famous madaris, mosques, shrines, and so forth. They have always fascinated me.

    So be on the look out for more!


  3. as-salamu’alaikum Sidi Saman,

    You speak of the chicken guy! Are you in New York?


  4. Salamu `Alaykum

    Yes, I’m in New York.


  5. as-salamu’alaikum,

    InshaAllah.. We should meet sometime I come to New York every weekend.

    May Allah reward you for your efforts.

    Allah emanat ol

  6. ٍSubhanallah! I love that setting. May Allah allow me to sitting in that setting, if only for a moment. Please keep me in your du’aa.

  7. Salamu `Alaykum

    Sidi Yursil: Whenever you want, Insha’Allah.

    Yaser: Amin : )

  8. as-salamu’alaikum Sidi,

    Maybe next weekend Insha’Allah, 53rd and 6th? 🙂


  9. Mash’Allah, that picture is amazing. By the way, did you receive my email Br. Salman?

    Also is 53rd and 6th legit, meat wise?

  10. sunnilink

    assalamu alaykum – Pretty cool. Whats the rectangular area reserved for? Kabaddi? [just kidding]. And who was the courageous person who took this picture? and why wasn’t he listening to the dars?

  11. This is the final year bukhari sharif class yes?

  12. You have no idea how many times I come back to look at this photo. It’s so beautiful!

  13. Me too Yaser, I’ve made it my pic thing for Yahoo Messenger.

    Forget the expensive air conditioned, sound enhanced, theater structured lecture halls of the university. The true ecstasy lays there, light architecture, books upon simple short wooden tables, students garbed in white and humbly seated before their ustadh on the floor in the state of purity, hearding “Qaala Rasulullahi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam” multiple times a day.

    Ya Rabb.

  14. basair

    Alhumdulillah, recently I attended some of the regular hadith classes at Darul Uloom, Karachi.

    It is awesome experience!

    In a usual 1 hour dars there may be 30-50 times repition of “Rasulullahi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam” by a crowd of 200-300 ba-shara’, ba wudhu students.

    This is the real mawlid!

  15. lol basair. never shy to throw in subtle jabs 😛

  16. as-salamu’alaikum,

    Salman, email me at my first name @gmail.com.

    Have a few questions, JazakallahKhair.

  17. baseer

    So, is the rumour that the empty air is for the Talaba from the Jinn true?

  18. baseer

    I’m serious… I heard this…

  19. Fake Jihadi

    salman ussually ignores people who he thinks are lower than him. Now you know why salman hasnt replied to you

  20. Salamu `Alaykum

    Sidi Baseer: I have no clue. Only Allah knows best.


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  23. Sultan Khan

    I just stumbled onto this site. Just wanted to tell you that the open area really is for the Jinns. i know this b/c our family is from Deoband. Mufti saeed was one of my relative’s teacher. Alhamdulillah, i visited the classroom myself. it was AWESOME!
    (btw, the guy in the black turban w/ the mic in front of him is the ‘ibarah reader. being chosen to read the text is a huge privilege. also, the reason the person taking the pic wasn’t sitting in the dars was probably b/c he was watching from the balcony, which is open for visitors.)

  24. Londoner




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