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Deobandi Islam vs. Barelvi Islam in South Asia

By Martin W. Lewis | October 7, 2010 | 5 Comments

Radical Islamist groups in South Asia such as the Taliban are often classified as Wahhabis, belonging to the austere, puritanical form of Islam institutionalized in Saudi Arabia. But while the ties between the Wahhabis and the Taliban are tight, the latter actually belong to a different branch of the faith. The clearest differences are

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