Chapter on the worship and devotions of sayyidina rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
from: Shama’il al-Tirmidhi with Commentary of Shaykh Zakariyya al-Kandahlawi
Full E-Text: Shama’il al-Tirmidhi – The Virtues & Noble Character of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)

Every deed and action of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam is divine worship. Every word and quietness is dhikr (remembrance of Allah). As an example and being part of the Shamaa-il, the author has mentioned, a few acts of worship, from where it may gauged that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, although being sinless and assured of forgiveness
and high status, which no wali of Allah can attain, nor any previous nabi has attained; did not stop at that, but gave much importance and attention to voluntary devotions. We who are called his ummah and claim to follow his path, how much importance do we attach to these acts when we are more sinful and lax. In relation to our sins, and for the mizaan (scale), we are more in need of worship than Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam.