Do we continue using the Satan inspired coping skills we learned from our past, such as getting angry, and acting crazy, or do we develop another level to our personality. Instead of pleasing our prior gods, we develop a new way of life that pleases Allah? The pages of the Qur’an and the Traditions of Prophet Muhammad (saws), provide conclusive evidence of the Prophethood of Muhammad (saws) and the soundness of his message (the Holy Qur’an). It is, therefore, necessary to believe in him and confirm what he brought. The whole of human history testifies, that the real cause of the destruction of the nations to which Allah sent Messengers, in the past, has been their not believing the Messengers, and their denial of the Hereafter. You should not insist on meeting the same doom, by following their example, but you should instead believe in the guidance provided by Allah and His Messenger in the Qur’an, and follow it. Belief in the Prophet Muhammad (saws) is therefore a necessary obligation for every individual. Belief is not complete without it, and Islam is only valid with it.
The position of the Messenger (saws) is clearly defined. The Messenger (saws) does not come from Allah so that the people should simply acknowledge him as a Messenger and then continue to follow whatever they like. The Messenger is sent with the sole objective that the way of life brought by him should be followed instead of all other ways, and the commandments, brought by him, from Allah, should be obeyed. If anyone does not acknowledge the Messenger (saws) in this sense, his acknowledging him merely as a Messenger is meaningless.