Imam Khateeb al-Baghdadi rahimahullah said:

“It is necessary for the student of knowledge to distinguish himself in his general affairs from the methods/ways of the laymen by using the narrations of the Messenger sallalahu alayhi wa salam as much as he can and by employing the Sunnah upon himself. For verily Allah, the Exalted said:

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ

Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow


[Taken from Jami’ of al-Khateeb pg. 142 as cited by Shaikh Faisal al-Hashidi in Muntaqa al-Fawaaid]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan