While addressing a gathering of ‘Ulama, Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Khandelwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned:

“My beloved friends, you all should endeavour to study the shamaail (blessed character and noble qualities) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and his mubaarak sunnah. As many sunnats one is able to inculcate within one’s life, one should do so. If one is unable to practise on any particular aspect or sunnah of the mubaarak life of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), then the least one should do is that one should love that sunnah from the bottom of one’s heart and one should feel to oneself that this is the greatest quality and action, and there is nothing better than this. He should feel that it is on account of his own weakness that he is unable to practise upon this sunnah.”

Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) also said: “My respected uncle (Hazrat Moulana Ilyas Saheb rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) advised me to emulate the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and constantly encourage others to do the same.” (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/33)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za