The Qur’an says a Muslim must emulate Muhammad’s manners, traditions, and practices at all time. In verses 3:132 and 4:80 Allah says that obeying Him and Muhammad (i.e., Muhammad’s examples) is mandatory. This means Muslims have no choice but to follow Muhammad’s deeds, as this constitutes the obeying the commands of Allah.
So I suppose that means that Muslims need toÂ take and own slaves,Â marry and rape nine year old girls,Â execute prisoners of war,Â stone adulterers to death,Â hate Jews,Â beat disobedient wives,Â assassinate critics,Â lie,Â commit larceny,Â wage imperialistic warfare, and so on and so on. Oh wait, never mind — it’s deeply Islamophobic to point out all these things.
From “King calls on Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammad”,Â The Star, 5 February 2012:
PUTRAJAYA: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mua’dzam Shah has called on Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammad’s exemplary character in the effort to create an exceptional Muslim society and be a sterling example to the world.
He said that in order to achieve that distinction, Muslims should strive to correct the IslamicÂ tasawurÂ (notions) in themselves and those of their family and the society.
“The concept of life of Muslims as the servants and caliphs of Allah, and to regard work or business as an ibadah’ (deeds) should be appreciated so that theÂ impact of Islam as a great religion can be felt on a global scale,” he said, when declaring open the national-level Maulidur Rasul celebration at the Putra Mosque, here on Sunday.
I’d say that in this regard, Islam has succeeded handsomely. WithÂ more than 18,000 jihadist atrocities and counting since September 11, 2001, the impact of Islam on the world is definitely being felt on a global scale. And all indications point to that impact metastasizing to even larger dimensions in the future.