اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَعَلَى أَزْوَاجِهِ وَذُرِّيَّتِهِ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيْدٌ مَجِيْدٌ. وَبَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ وَعَلَى أَزْوَاجِهِ وَذُرِّيَّتِهِ، كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ إِنَّكَ حَمِيْدٌ مَجِيْدٌ
The most important reason for learning about the morality of the Prophet (saas), and how he behaved under particular conditions, is to take these as examples in order to try to emulate him in godliness, uprightness, purity of faith, modesty, cleanliness and belief. Most individuals take other people as their role models, emulate their behavior and try to talk and act like them. However, it is the Prophet (saas), and the other prophets who acted and believed like him, who ought to be followed.
In the verses of the Qur’an, Allah stresses the importance of believing in Him and His Prophet (saas), and of supporting and helping the Prophet (saas) and following his path. He has given the good news that those who do so will be saved:
So that you might all believe in Allah and His Messenger and honor Him and respect Him and glorify Him in the morning and the evening. (Surat al-Fath: 9)
“ Those who believe in him and honor him and help him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him, they are the ones who are successful.” (Surat al-A’raf: 157)
Supporting the Prophet Muhammad PBUH at the present time is only possible by abiding by the Qur’an and his Sunnah, by making the same efforts as he did to spread the morality of the Qur’an throughout the world, and by doing all in one’s power to be like him. Allah will help those who do so in the same way that He helped the Prophet (saas, PBUH) He will ease their task and grant them success where they would have never expected it. Though, the most important reason for attempting to resemble the Prophet (saas, PBUH) is to win our Lord’s good pleasure, mercy and Paradise.