Indeed the starting point of this issue is Allah's statement "And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah: 'They are dead.' Nay, they are living, though ye perceive not" (2:154).
Since the life of the martyrs is established, the life of the Prophets (peace be upon them) is established by indication of this text, because the rank of the Prophets is higher than the rank of the martyrs without doubt. Al-Shawkani said in Nayl al-Awtar (Adab al-Jumu'ah 3:211): "A...
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