Al Salamu ‘Alaykum.
Hadrat-e-Aqdas Mawlana Mahmud al-Hasan Gangohi (NawarAllahu Marqaduhu) says while
making tafsir (exegesis/explanation/commentary) of a Qur’anic verse:
“Allah (swt) has sent his Messenger (saws) as the ideal for the people and has asked them to
take him as an exemplar (model). We (Allah) want only that kind of life (from the people) that the
Prophet (saws) lived. It is Our (Allah’s) will that everyone follows his footsteps and accepts his
way. The people will become dearer to Us (Allah) to the extent that they follow his way and
(Translated from the book, “Ittiba’-e-Sunnat” by Haji Shakil Ahmad (db). Any mistakes are mine.)