Following the Prophet

A: Allah (Glorified be He) commands us to worship Him Alone and to make our religion sincere to Him (by not associating any partner with Allah in His worship). Moreover, He commands that no one should be worshipped nor invoked nor asked but Him (Glorified and Exalted be He). He sent (Part No. 2; Page No. 428) Muhammad (peace be upon him) to explain the Shari`ah (Islamic laws). He (Exalted be He) commands us to follow what the Prophet (peace be upon him) brought to us, obey his orders and abstain from what he forbade. Allah (Exalted be He) says: And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it). And fear Allâh; verily, Allâh is Severe in punishment. Verily, he (the Prophet) is a model and a good example to follow in all his sayings, deeds and decisions. Allah (Exalted be He) says: Indeed in the Messenger of Allâh (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allâh and the Last Day, and remembers Allâh much. Therefore, Muslims should follow in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as there should be no saying besides the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.