Islam is a large structure that combines many different aspects of human life and such a structure requires a foundation and pillars that it rests upon.
One feels amazed by the degree of detailing in the description of the Prophet’s physical features. The scholars talked about his external traits in the minutest way.
How does one acquire knowledge of and belief in God, His Attributes, His Law and the Day of Judgment?
How iman (faith) is related to Islam? Who is the Muslim, and who is the mu’min? Is there Islam without faith? What makes a Muslim true and staunch?
Islam means obedience to God. And it is common sense that this obedience cannot be complete unless man knows certain basic facts of life and places firm faith in them.
How did the Prophet’s life in the desert fashioned him and his outlook on creation and the Creator? What did the desert, apparently devoid of life, teach him about life? How does living close to nature impact one’s faith?