By Alagbe Aishat, Abdulwasiu Idris, Funmilayo Ajala and Yahaya Oluwatoyin
the 2018 Ilorin Emirate Durbar in Ilorin.
An Islamic scholar, Mallam Ridwan Habeeb has has said, the Holy Quran repeats many times that Prophet Muhammad is neither superhuman nor a deity, but that he is a human being.
Prophet Muhammad verifies this truth over and over again, he added
The cleric said this in an exclusive interview with The Herald in Ilorin .
He mentioned that, the experiences of scholars on the subject, what is Hadith, which is also of great importance for the role model status of Prophet Muhammad, is that every action of the Prophet is not necessarily related to necessity or good deed, and often only represents a routine action.
This is because the Prophet practiced routine, good, or obligatory actions, but he never practiced sinful actions that are prohibited.
He informed that, the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is full of countless examples that show his status as a role model for Muslim societies and individuals.
His life is one that was dominated by a superior morality, good habits, noble and gentle feelings and superior skills, all of which are characteristics that help prevent people from getting entangled in a web of sin.
The rich and the prosperous, the poor and the needy, the ruler and the ruled, the weak and the lonely, the conqueror and the victorious commander, the teacher and the student, the preacher and the mentor, the merchant and the craftsman, the employer and the employee – in other words, every sort of person can find truths in the Holy Prophet (SAW) life that constitute an example for them to follow.
Prophet Muhammads status as a role model is an issue based on the Holy Quran and the sunnah. Islamic scholars, as with many other issues, have examined the status of the Prophet as a role model and leader not in a sectional framework, but from a unified perspective.
As a matter of fact, the Quran clearly states that Prophet Muhammad has a superior character and demonstrates an exemplary life style.
The best of speech is unquestionably the speech of Allah. That is the Book of Allah (the Quran). The best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. Of all matters, the most evil of things are those which are newly-invented (in religion), and every innovation is a deviation, and every deviation leads people to Hell