Doing so is from following the commands of Allah Almighty!
Well – Allah Almighty in tens of places in His book has commanded us to follow the Prophet (SAW) and to make his way our way.
In the 31st aayah of Surah aalImraan Allah Almighty says:
قُلْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ .
The meaning of which is: Say, If you are a people that love Allah; follow the messenger (Peace and blessings be upon him)…
And in Surah alAhzaab, Allah Almighty said:
لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱلْيَوْمَ ٱلآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ ٱللَّهَ كَثِيراً
The meaning of which is:
There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent manner/conduct/pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.
To be continued…