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13 December 2010

Darul Uloom Deoband

Stemming the Tide of Radical Islam in India

In this paper, the author argues that the recent active involvement of Darul Uloom Deoband at the civil society level has helped check the spread of militant ideology among the Muslim community in India. The first part provides a brief historical background of Deoband, and the prevalent education system. The second part analyzes the recent activity of Deoband on various social and political issues including counter-terrorism and their efforts to build bridges with non-Muslims. Finally, the paper explores the reception and reaction of such an active role of Deoband in general and among the Muslim community in particular.

© 2010 S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

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Taberez Ahmed Neyazi

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