ONE OF THE MOST important keys to understanding Islam is the fact that according to the Quran, a good Muslim must follow Mohammad's example. This simple fact underlies a complete understanding of Islam's purpose and methods in the world. It is the key.
And it is the key to helping others understand Islam. I have found it powerfully effective to tell people that it says 91 times in the Quran — Islam's central holy book — that a Muslim is obligated to follow Mohammad's example.
Then the conversation can shift into a description of Mohammad's life. At that point, the educational process accelerates tremendously.
Bill Warner has done it again. Bill is the one who counted how many times the Quran warns people to follow the example of the Messenger, and I can't thank him enough for doing so. That simple fact is incredibly devastating. The flimsy pieces of uninformed arguments are blasted away like a nuclear bomb just went off, and it immediately puts the conversation on a productive track.
Allow me to introduce a document written by Bill Warner that goes into detail about the instructions in the Quran to Muslims to follow Mohammad's example. It's entitled The Sunna of Mohammed. It is thorough. And it will convince.
Every time I mention (in an email or in an article) the fact that it says 91 times in the Quran a Muslim must follow Mohammad's example, I will use a link to this: The Sunna of Mohammed. And I suggest you do it too.