You will prepare and submit a term paper on Prophet Muhammad as a Religious and Political Role Model. Your paper should be a minimum of 500 words in length. Why Do Muslims Consider Prophet Muhammad a Religious and Political Role Model? The question of why Muslims consider Prophet Muhammad a religious and political role model can be understood by understanding a number of things about the Prophet. From his life, there are very many examples that demonstrate that he is the role model for societies of Muslims and individuals. The life of Prophet Muhammad was dominated by good habits, superior skills, superior morality and gentle feelings that are explained in various teachings of Islam. Muhammad demonstrated these characters thereby helping people from getting entangled in sin. From the poor and needy to the rich and prosperous, the lonely and the weak, the students or teachers, the employer and employee, all of them, every person in every field of work or profession, they can all find inspiration in the life of Prophet Muhammad that entail an example for them to follow suit.
Being a religious and political role model is a status that is founded on the Holy Quran as well as theSunnahh. Scholars of Islam have looked at this status of the Prophet and have concluded that the most effective manner is to look at the verses of the Sunnah and Holy Quran that demonstrate the Prophet’s status as a whole. It is from this exploration that things such as obeying the Prophet, believing in Him, agreeing with Him and following Him come to focus. From the Holy Quran, there are verses that refer to the Prophet as a role model. One verse, however, literally refer to Muhammad as a religious and political role model, and states thus: “Verily in the messenger of Allah you have a good example for him who looks unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.” The original verse had the Arabic word usva, which translates to model or example that should be followed and obeyed. Someone who follows another person is bound to imitate them, follow their style as well as attitudes, in the end identifying themselves with that person. According to Islamic faith, this word meant being a role model, and is also an aspect that is considered to be found in people who possess beauty, goodness and righteousness. This verse is a revelation of the the significance of the Prophet’s Sunnah in the Muslim’s lives. It is also worth noting that according to the Holy Quran, Prophet Muhammad has a superior character and is one who exemplifies a perfect lifestyle worthy of emulating.
In the script of Muhammad, it is revealed that the reason many people from all corners of the world consider Muhammad the final Prophet is because from his personality to his lifestyle, the prophet-hood of Prophet Muhammad in his 23 years was about very important principles and provisions for the political, religious, moral and social life of Islam communities in general. The status of the role model of the Prophet has no limitations to only worship or actions that are required by the religion. In addition, the practices of worshipping Allah as demonstrated by Muhammad were according to the application of the Sunnah. This worship continued in his life and guided believers after his death. Scholars also agree that with regard to his practices, Muhammad never did he commit mistakes that could have put to harm conveying the Quran, something which is proven in the Holy Quran.