The Rise of Deobandi Islam in the North-West Frontier Province and its Implications in Colonial India and Pakistan 1914–19961

  title={The Rise of Deobandi Islam in the North-West Frontier Province and its Implications in Colonial India and Pakistan 1914–19961},
  author={Sanaa A. Haroon},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={47 - 70}
  • S. Haroon
  • Published 6 December 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
The commitment of North-West Frontier Province Pakhtun religious politics towards the quest for a society and state governed by religious leaders was directed through the colonial period, and into the national period, predominantly by the ulama known as Deobandis. These ulama took their title from the madrasa Darul Ulum Deoband in the United Provinces in north-India and came to prominence through championing Muslim interests in colonial NWFP. After the partition of the Indian subcontinent and… 
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