I have heard Barelwis saying that Deobandis believe that is possible for an ummati to surpass our Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) in practical deeds (amal). How to reply to them please explain?
Wa Alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullah,
The statement that you have quoted is wrong and incorrect. Deobandis do not believe in anything like this.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America