Center for the Study of Political Islam

The Number of Times the Koran Commands Muslims to Imitate Mohammed

The Koran demands 89 times that Muslims imitate Mohammed in every way. These commands take two types—historical and the other is a direct command. The Meccan Koran is filled with examples of the previous “prophet/messengers” who had to be obeyed or Allah punished them. Moses is a historical example. There are only 5 direct commands to follow Mohammed in Mecca.

Then in Medina there are 84 verses with a direct command to obey and follow Mohammed. Why the increase? In Medina Mohammed was a political leader and needed total command in this world, not the next.

Source documents

The Sunna of Mohammed

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