Hadhrat Mufti Mahmud Hasan Gangohi (ra) once said,

The Maslak of the ‘Ulama of Deoband comprises of five things;

  1. The love of Allah should burn in one’s heart
  2. While refraining from customs which have no place in the Shari’ah, one should have faith in Pure Tawheed (monotheism, believing in the oneness of Allah Most high.)
  3. The love of the Noble Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) should be dominant over every other creation.
  4. Every facet of life should be illuminated with the following of the Sunnah
  5. There should be a love and desire to spread/propagate the Deen.

Ikhlaas ka Taj Mahal Darul Uloom Deoband, Kutub Khana Na’eemiyyah Deoband, Page 26