The pages of the Quran hold more than just instructions or instances of great faith; its contents impart wisdom for life and everyday living. The Holy Book was a declaration from Allah to mankind. It is Allah’s heart that desires HIS people and so, he has instructed man to live accordingly to refrain from sin and maintain a loving relationship with HIM.
It’s an unknown fact that to live by the commands of the Quran, one must know the Sunnahs well. It is the responsibility of every Muslim to follow the Sunnahs. The Sunnahs offer the most perfect explanation of the Quran which are based on the collective true Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.).
The Sunnah cannot be dealt independent of the Quran. While the Quran recommends certain ways of living and expects us to embrace lifestyles that are holy and pious, the Sunnahs are instrumental in explaining these ordinances. It breaks down the information and subjects so that Muslims understand the significance of living a life according to Allah’s will. Through the Sunnahs, Muslims realize that Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) lived the life that HE was advised to live.
It’s written, “And whatever the Messenger has given you – take; and what he has forbidden you –refrain from. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.” [Quran 59: 7]
Through the practices of Sunnah, we realize that the Prophet (S.A.W.) imparts information and knowledge about numerous subjects to all the people he has encountered. The first ever principal of love is submission. To submit, follow and honour HIS word is the first step to loving and being loved. So, anyone that loves Allah and HIS messenger must live life walking on the one path that is approved by Allah i.e. HIS path.