Praying Behind a Deobandi or Hanafi Imam

well i have been living in kuwait for 16 years with my family but i am actually a pakistani.while in kuwait i never observed any differences in AZANs of the Masjid and other sects problem which i abruptly observed in Pakistan when i went there to pursue my higher studies and i am currently living in karachi.Here my parents told me that i am Hanafi(which they never told me in Kuwait) and that I have to go to the particular masjid practicing Hanafi,s school of thought well then the only change that it brought to my prayer was that i did,nt raised my hand after and before Ruku well respected imam recently i came to know that hanafi school of thought is divided into further two more groups BARAILVI AND DEOBANDI and trust me i dont know to whom i belong for this reason i am asking for your help .Since my arrival to pakistan i have been praying in a nearby hanafi masjid which my friend who is a barailvi told me that it is deobandi masjid and according to my friend he say,s that the beliefs of deobandi are not correct and that your prayer is not accepted if the believes of the imam are not right.Trust me respected imam i salute my parents that they never involved me in any of sects thing and they always told me that just pray for the gratitudeo f Allah and that deeds are judged by Allah through NIYAA and there is a hadith also regarding niyaa but.I knew that i am following Hanafi school of thought but trust me i never knew there were further sects in it.Now i am totally confused if i pray in mosqu then according to the Barailvi scolar my prayer is invalid since the beliefs of deobandi imam is not correct on the other hand if i pray at home (since there is no barailvi masjid nearby)then according to Hadith of Prophet (p.b.u.h) my prayer is only getting 1 times reward as compared to 27 times if i perform congregrational prayers.Trust me respected Imam i dont know which fiqh or sect you follow i always prayed to Allah with intentions constituting Acceptance and submision to Allah as a muslim and in result expecting bounties from Allah as a result of my prayers.i just go with the intentions in the mosque that Prophet (p.b.u.h) said that congrgational prayer is co mpulsory for men and that it has more reward nothing else.Please Respected Imam how could one know the beliefs and intentions of imam?please help me resolve this complexity for me i am realy confused and i hope that you will not neglect this question and i will appreciate if you handle this question while keeping in mind the Hanafi school of thought?should i continue pray in deobandi mosque or should i pray alone(i just know that i am hanafi and i dont know that i am deobandi or barailvi) my parents simply say that Allah see,s niyaa.I hope you understood my question and i hope that you will help me in resolving.JAZAAKALLAH WA FEE AMANALLAH!

Congregational Prayer and Raising Hands in Prayer

As-Salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Dear Brother, I am a practising muslim living in Bangladesh. I am 19 years old. Alhamdulillah recenly i started growing my beard. I didn't know that it is prohibited for a muslim man to shave his beard.After reading ?Sifatu Salat-n-Nabee (saws): The Prophet's Prayer (saws) From the Beginning to the End, as though you see it? and the book named ?The Description of the Prophet's Prayer By Abdulaziz Bin Baaz? I found out that in our country people are used to pray in a different way. I mean they only raise there hand upto the ear at the beginning of the prayer I mean the Hanafi Style. Now as I am praying according to the Quran and the Sahih Hadeeth do I need to attend the congregational prayer 5 times a day because people in our country are full of misconception,innovation and superstition and they think I am praying like the followers of Mirza Ghulam Kadiyani. According to many people in our country the Ahmadiyyas raise their hands inside the prayer. They look at me angrily like as if I have done a great sin because I don?t pray like them. I used to wipe my neck while performing ablution but now I don?t. When I asked the Imaam of our mosque about raising the hand at the beginning of the prayer, before bowing while saying Allahu-Akbar, while standing from bowing and after standing from finshing the second tashahud. He said the prophet used to do it sometimes so it is not necessary to do it in every prayer. That is why I don?t like to attend the congregational prayer in the mosque except for the Friday prayer. Am I doing something wrong by praying at home because of the above mentioned reasons?

Consuming Alcohol and Prayer

 Tirmizi has reported from Abdullah bin OmerRZ that: ?The ProphetSAS said: ?Whoever consumes Liquor for the first time, his Salat will not be accepted by God for forty days and if he repents, Allah accepts. If he consumes it for the second time, Allah will not accept his prayers for another forty days and if he repents Allah accepts his repentance. If he consumes it for the third time his prayer will not be accepted for another forty days and if he repents again Allah will accept his repentance again. But if he consumes it for the forth time Allah will not accept his prayers for another forty days. If he repents again Allah will not accept his repentance. And the punishment will be that in the life hereafter Allah will make him consume filth from the drain in the Hell.?now looking at thisQuestion:What is the ruling of the Islaamic sharee?ah upon the person who drinks alcohol at night, and in the morning, he establishes the prayer ? and indeed the prayers prevents from indecency and evil ? is his prayer correct or null and void?answer:If a person prays the prayer, fulfilling its pillars, its preconditions and its obligatory aspects, then it is saheehah (correct). So its reward is for him, and the sin of drinking alcohol is upon him, and he is from those who mix a righteous action with another one of evil. So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom shall see it. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom shall see it.Soo rah al Zalzalah (99) aayah 7 to 8In conclusion drinking alcohol, whats the ruling on it?  Is the 40 days prayer not accepted a true ruling?