Muslims Are Followed And Are Not A Follower
It is obligatory upon Muslims to have pride and honor in their religion. They should also limit themselves to what Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) have restricted this upright religion to. This is the religion that Allah is pleased to have His servants follow. There can be no addition or subtraction from this religion.
Furthermore, a Muslim should not be so weak that he follows (every Tom, Dick and Harry). Instead, his personality should be defined by the Law of Allah, such that he is followed and is not a follower, such that he becomes an example and not a disciple. This should be the case because the law of Allah, praise be to Allah, is complete and perfect in all aspects. Allah says in the Qur’an:
“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (Qur’an, 5:3)