Mufti Yusuf's many baseless "refutations" have been "re-futed" by Mufti Taiq Uthmani sahib in "Syyidina Ameer Muawiyah (radhi Allahu anh ) aur Tareekhi Haqaiq". Also by Zafar Iqbal sahib in "Syyidina Ameer Muawiyah Radhi Allahu anh kay baray main gumrah kun ghalat fehmiyon ka azaala".
Never was Mufti Yusuf included among the Akaabir of Deoband, and almost all the akabir of Deoband have despised Maudoodi when they came to know about his beliefs. My own teacher , Sheikhul Hadeeth Maulana Shamsul Haq Haqqani sahib Hafidhahullah is a student of Sheikhul Quran Maulana Ghulamullah KHan sahib (rahimahullah) and he considered Maudoodism to be a Fitnah.
Therefore, these few people have no significance when it comes to considering Maudoodi a fitnah.