Why do you think, akhi, that the time of Deoband has come to an end?
If you look at really old (English) books and magazines (40-50) years ago in the West they are mostly:
The material being produced 50 years ago was in touch and in tune with the Muslims and their needs of the times. Somehow Deoband became more and more insular until at this point they have minimal impact in the lives and problems of Western Muslims outside of Masjid/Maktab/Madrasah environments.
Apart from Paris Attacks take a good look at what Deobandi Ulama are discussing and these are:
NOT A SINGLE ONE can come forward and lead the Muslims in a mature, professional, orchesterated way.
In India Hindus lynched a Muslim on suspicion of eating beef in the very state that both Darul-uloom Deoband and Mazahirul-uloom exist. What was the reaction of the Ulama? Did they offer any meaningful guidance to Indian Muslims?
Ulama keep retracting, keep retracting to their Darul-uloom walls UNTIL a time will come when their walls won't be safe. They will call upon people to Join their plight and people won't because Ulama never stood for anything else.
Sooner or later British Government is bound to do something to Darul-ulooms, mark my words that British Muslims are likely to shrug their shoulders and move on BECAUSE the ground work has not been done.
Apart from a minority, stop any British Muslim in the streets of London and Birmingham and ask:
Do you know who Maulana Yusuf Motala (HA) is and what is his contribution to your life?
I would respectfully disagree with that. After having trolled through many old Masajid (in USA and UK) and old literature. I found much of it from Professors from India/Pakistan and much derived from Deobandi books.
The Arab material in English hardly existed.
Even if we were to look at Qur'aan translations then Pickhthall and Abdullah Yusuf Ali were popular.
Please note that I am not arguing about the ethnic origins of communities or whether the material was "Islamically sound" or not but there is no denying that old (Islamic) material had a distinct Deobandi (and Jamaat-e-Islami) touch to it.
Maryam Jameelah reached out to Maulana Maududi because his fame had reached her (in America) in 1961 when the immigrant community in America was in its infancy.
We must not also forget Orientalists like Charles Hamilton. This version of Hedaya was all Hanafi Muslims had 50-60 years ago in the West when it came to Fiqh.
Universities & Acadamicians also referred to this as the ultimate reference for Islamic Jurisprudence.
Qadiyanees like to portray themselves and falsely insert themselves into the picture. This week in Pakistani newspapeers they are trying to falsify history by proclaiming that Allamah Iqbal had doen Bay't at the hands of Mirza Basheer (I think).
Doesn't she mention Modernists and free thinkers to Maulana Maududi? I think that’s why she was disillusioned and wanted to write to Maulana, I may be wrong because it has been a long time since I read those letters.
The issue Maulana Mohammad Ali and his endorsement is because (earlier) Ulama considered him to be "Lahori" and thus they cut him some slack but I agree with you about (earlier) tributes to his Qur'aan translation.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.