Moulavi Ahmad Jan, former communication representative of the office of Mullah Umar(رحمه الله) was asked,

“We hear, and it is being spread in the lands of the Muslims, specifically in Bilad al-Haramayn, that this (Taliban) Movement is a movement which is mixed with some of the ‘Aqeedah of the Sufiyyah, Quburiyyah and Maturidiyyah . So what is the extent of these beliefs and things being existent in your Movement in your country?”

He answered, “Yes, it is true that people say regarding Afghanistan and the Islamic Taliban Movement these types of rumors, and many types of rumors; whether it be regarding the Math’hab, or regarding its understanding of the dheen, or whether it be regarding its implementation of the Islamic Shariah. And this obscurity has created concealing of the clear matters, unfortunately- till people stay away from this Movement, and refrain from assisting it. But as for what we (the Taliban) say- and with all clarity- that the Aqeedah which the Afghan Mujahideen and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan strives to spread, by its radio and its media, and by its schools and curriculums in the universities- it is the Aqeedah of Ahl as-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah”