Al Salamu 'Alaykum.A thread on SF was on the question of where to study the Islamic sciences, Azhar in Egypt or Deoband in India.
Many respected brothers and sisters gave cogent reasons for choosing either of the two. I do not wish to comment on al Azhar because of my lack of knowledge and the geographical distance between my country and Misr but I have had the opportunity of visiting Dar al 'Uloom and of having a ta'alluq with Fida-e-Millat Shaykh al Sayyid Hadrat Mawlana Arshad Madani and being in touch with various other Deobandi 'Ulama. The following lines from an Urdu tarana best express what one will get, Inshallah from studying in Deoband:
"......Ruumi ki ghazal,
Raazi ki nazar,
Ghazzaali ki talqeen yahaan,
Raushan hai Jamaal-e-Anwar se Paimaana-e-Fakhruddin yahaan……"