Maulana Maududi (RA) according to Deobandees was:
- Not a Scholar
- Believed in marrying Sisters (Gujranwala Deobandees)
Any one discussing the matter of Maulana Maududi (RA) and disagreeing with Deobandees is:
- Jamaat-e-Islami Supporter
- Not an Alim so can't disagree
Since there is no time for tittle-tattle, I will just present 2 Facts and then leave the matter:
Fact ONE Maulana Maududi (RA):
Shaykh (Mufti) Kifayatullah (RA) is one of the AKABIR of Deoband and a well known and trusted Muftees. As the Head of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind He founded a magazine in 1921 called "Muslim" and became his Editor. This was the mouth-piece of Deobandees in India.
While working Shaykh (Mufti) Kifayatullah (RA) found a young man (around 21) was very impressed with Knowledge & Piety and made him the Editor-IN-Chief of this DEOBANDI MAGAZINE. The name of this 21 year old was Maulana Muadudi (RA).
Due to financial constraints this magazine went bankrupt after 2 years in April 1923
Fact TWO Maulana Maududi (RA):
Shaykh (Mufti) Kifayatullah (RA) then founded a second magazine called "Al-Jamiat" in June 1925. By this time Maulana Muadudi (RA) had already managed the (previous) magazine "Muslim".
Shaykh (Mufti) Kifayatullah (RA) the Head of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind recalled Maulana Muadudi (RA) and he now became the Head of Al-Jamiat for the next 3 years until May 1928.
The earlier editions have the name "Maulana Irfan" and later they have the name of Maulana Muadudi (RA) and these scans are still found in Indian/Pakistani libraries.
Maulana Muadudi (RA) left "Al-Jamiat" in 1928 due to his differences with Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind over their involvement with Indian National Congress as in his (opinion) they were too cozy with Hindus and had too much of Indian Nationalism.
Thus came the LONG TUSSLE between Maulana Muadudi (RA) and Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind in particular Shaykh (Maulana) Hussain Ahmed Madani (RA) which lasts to this age.
Shaykh (Maulana) Ashraf Ali Thanwi (RA) and Shaykh (Maulana) Hussain Ahmed Madani (RA) has pretty much the same dispute.
Reality about Maulana Maududi (RA):
- Maulana Maududi (RA) was stubborn and well set in his views to the point where (original 75) who found Jamaat-e-Islami ALL LEFT HIM and NONE REMAINED.
- He also made errors in both Fiqh and other matters
No different to a hunderds of other people in Islamic History