One day i heard my cousin telling my mother that he heard people in the Masjid saying that the Deobandis believe that it is possible for an ummati to surpass our Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in practical deeds (amal).
Is this true? If not, how should we reply to such people who are misguiding the innocent people and creating doubts in their hearts and minds?
Unfortunately what your cousin heard from people in his Masjid is not true. Such people who may hold these kind of beliefs maybe asked to produce an evidence for their claims.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America