“Thus have We made of you a nation justly balanced…”
[al-Baqarah 2:143]
Allah Ta’ala has created this nation in complete balance; a balance where man is not required to completely forsake this world in order to worship Him nor is he made to completely drown into the materialistic world and forget his Lord.

A Muslim can lead a completely ‘normal’ life and still be held in a high rank in the sight of Allah Ta’ala. This is because Islam is a simple and balanced religion. The flexibility and completeness found in Islam is the reason that it has become a way of life as opposed to simply a religion.

Allah Ta’ala sent down the Qur’an as guidance for mankind, as a way of life for the believing men and women. However, the Qur’an being the word of Allah Ta’ala cannot be understood by any mere mortal. Therefore, Allah Ta’ala sent down His beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam so that he could show us the way of life.

The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam was a mortal, unlike us, but yet a mortal. This was the reason that Allah Ta’ala sent him and not an angel as a Prophet so that our beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam could live amongst us, like us, and show us the manner in which one can live his life in accordance to the Shari’ah.

The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam felt hunger, thirst, desire, pain, heat, emotion, and all the other factors and emotions that we feel in our lifetime. Yet he Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam took the Qur’an into his life and became the walking, talking Qur’an.

Allah Ta’ala has mentioned in the Qur’an:

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow”
[al-Ahzaab 33:21]

It is through following the Book of Allah Ta’ala that our beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam acquired the highest of character:

“And indeed you possess an exemplary character”
[al-Qalam 68:4]

It is the lifestyle of this perfect role model that we need to study in order to make our everyday actions acts of worship.

Insha-Allah further posts will give us an insight into the Seerah (biography) of the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam enabling us to lead the life in accordance to the Shari’ah and reaping rewards from acts that we class as daily chores.