The Truth About Muhammad That Uninformed Americans Need to Know
No religious leader has as much influence on his followers as does Muhammad (Peace be upon him) the last Prophet of Islam - and Muhammad as the final messenger of God enjoys pre-eminence when it comes to revelation - the Qur'an - and traditions. So much so that the words, deeds and silences (that which he saw and did not forbid) of Muhammad became an independent source of Islamic law. Muslims, as a part of religious observance, not only obey, but also seek to emulate and imitate their Prophet in every aspect of life. Thus, Muhammad is the medium as well as a source of the divine law.