Can we really be like the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)
Answered by Ustadh Sohail Hanif
SunniPath Answers (http://qa.sunnipath.com)

Exemplifying the Prophet is therefore a
complete summary of everything that Allah expects of us. ‘Certainly
Allah conferred a benefit upon the believers when He raised among them
a Messenger from among themselves, reciting to them His communications
and purifying them, and teaching them the Book and the wisdom, although
before that they were surely in manifest error.’ (3:164)

Allah commanded us to obey him when he commanded us and to refrain
from what he forbade us. ‘Whatever the Prophet gives you accept it, and
whatever he forbids you refrain from it.’ (59:7) ‘Whoever obeys the
Prophet obeys Allah.’ (4:80)

He expected us to emulate the Prophet and said concerning him,
‘Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar for
him who hopes in Allah and the latter day and remembers Allah
much.'(33:21)

This verse in particular summarises the whole religion with
miraculous brevity. It contains by means of subtle indication, in the
words of the great Sufi and mujahid, Emir Abdul Qadir al-Jaza’iri,
‘everything that every author has ever recorded from the rulings of the
religion or of this-worldly affairs’. He goes on to explain this
mentioning that this ‘excellent example’ has four aspects to it. [Read More]

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