What does the Maslak e Deoband say about Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam? Is he among the alive (حیاتی) or among the dead (مماتی)?
It is the unanimous opinion of all the Ahl e Sunnath Wal Jama'ath that the Anbiya Kiram ( Respected Messengers of Allah Tha'ala) Alaihimus Salam are alive in their graves and this life is life of Barzakh and higher and loftier than of this world as explained in following Ahadees and commentaries of Jurists.
Narration of Hadhrath Anas Radhiyallahu Anhu in Jazbul Quloob p 18, Madarijun Nubuwwah p 447.
Narration of Hadhrath Ibn Mas'ood Radhiyallahu Anhu in Majma uz Zawa'id p 24.
Narration of Hadharath Anas Radhiyallahu Anhu in Muslim vol 2 p 268, Musnad Ahmed vol 3 p 148.
Commentry of Ibn Hajar Rahimahullah in Fath'hul Bari Vol 7 p 22.
Allah knows best.