It is an accepted fact that Muhammad (saw) came as the last and final
Messenger and Prophet. Allah (swt) says:
However as Muslims we must never consider his life as just an attractive
episode in the annals of history. Muhammad (saw) was our example. He (saw)
is to be followed despite the current situation we are mired in. Allah
While the Muslims world-wide are awakening to the reality of Islam’s truth and its necessity to exist in its entirety in our lives, we can still safely say that Islam remains divorced of our lives. No matter where we live, we certainly find ourselves engulfed in laws, rules and opinions that starkly conflict and contradict the Hukm Sharii from the creator. No matter what degree of piety a Muslim strives to maintain and how much he seeks to protect his family, today’s Muslim will inevitably be affected by the world-wide domination of Kufr. We are forced to submit to the control of Kufr over the Muslim lands and we are divided into a plethora of weak countries ruled over by the agents of the Kuffar.
We have come a long way from the time when we called for un-Islamic
ideas like nationalism, secularism and realising that the "Quran &
Sunnah" is our only solution. However, we need to ponder on the following:
Sadly, we fail to realise that the only leader we should look up to is the Prophet (saw). In him (saw), we find an example of the one who recognised society in the way Allah (swt) commanded. In him (saw), we find the best example of a husband and a father.
In one incident Allah’s Messenger (saw) spoke of something and said: "It will happen when knowledge is no more." Ziyad ibn Labid said: "How will knowledge vanquish despite the fact we will be reciting the Quran and teaching its recitation to our children and our children will teach its recitation to their children up to the day of Resurrection?" Thereupon he (saw) said: "Ziyad, may your mother weep for you. I was of the opinion that you were one of those who have the greatest understanding of the Deen in Medina. Do these Jews and Christians not recite the Torah and the Bible but not act according to what is contained in them." (Tirmidhi)
The Muslim Ummah has to accept the fact that following the Seerah of Muhammad (saw) is part of the Aqeedah (creed) of Islam. If we do not fully adhere to the Seerah of Muhammad (saw), then upon what basis can we expect him (saw) to intercede on our behalf on the Day of Judgement?
This is especially important since we are living at a time of great
awakening in the Muslim world.