What is Project Deoband?
Project Deoband is an individual attempt to counter all the allegations hurled at the noble institution of Deen Al Islam called Darul Uloom [Deoband] and its massive followers around the globe.
What is Deoband and who are Deobandis?
Deoband is neither a creed [madhab] or a sect -- terms by which its antagonists try to incite the masses against it --but is a comprehensive picture and on the track of Ahl-Al-Sunnah-Wal-Jama'ah in which all the offshoots of Ahl-Al-Sunnah are seen joined with their root.
The 'ulama of Deoband - named after an Indian town where a group of scholars established a Madarassa to safeguard and propagate sacred knowledge - are followers of one of the four Imams of Fiqh: Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Shafi, Imam Malik and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal; and follow the Ash'ari and Maturidi schools of creed. As great example of Shari'ah and Tariqah, the 'Ulama of Deoband were and are practitioners of strict Fiqh-based Tasawwuf, and follow the Chishti, Naqshbandi, Qadri and Suhrawadi Tariqahs.
Okay, so what has been the contribution of Darul-Uloom Deoband?
Well, Darul Uloom [Deoband] has rendered invaluable service to the cause of Islam, the Muslims and the religious sciences. You can watch these two videos as a prelude to get an insight on the sacrifices given by 'Ulama of Deoband in every battlefield: