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- noun A movement within the
Sunnibranch of Islam, which emphasises deriving legal rulings directly from the hadithliterature, instead of relying on the interpretations of later scholars.
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It does not follow orthodox Islamic practices unlike the Deobandi, Ahle Hadith and Nadwa movements in Sunni Islam.
It is part of the Islamic fundamentalist Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, It follows the Wahhabi-like school of Ahle Hadith.
Strangely enough the significant increase in orthodox religious affiliation of Azamgarh Muslims has caused sharp divisions in them along the fault lines of the various Islamic schools of thought, e.g. Wahabi, Deobandi, Ahle Hadith, Tablighi, and Ahle Quran etal that they are followers of.
Later in the book, Mir says, "While the US may feel that it has achieved a great success in convincing Musharraf to make a U-turn on the Taliban, and on stopping the inexorable tide of hate-filled messages put out by the Deobandhi and Ahle Hadith seminaries, the real question is whether the Pakistan government will change its long term policy and stop supporting jihad.