A Cultis a system of veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object, such as the cult of Stalin, Mao Tse Tung or Muhammad.
33:21 "You have indeed a noble paradigm in theApostle of Allah." [A second translation reads:] "You have in (Muhammad) the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern of conduct for anyone to follow." [A third reads:] "Verily in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example for him who looks unto Allah and the Last Day." [A fourth reads:] "Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent prototype." [A fifth says:] "You have indeed a noble paradigm [archetype, exemplar, standard, model, or pattern] to follow in Allah's Apostle."
33:36 "No Muslim has any choice after Allah and His Apostle have decided a matter."
Bukhari 7.1891 "Indeed in the Apostle of Allahyou have a good example to follow."
Ishaq:391 "O people, this is Allah's Apostle among you. Allahhas honored and exalted you by him. So help him and strengthen him. Listen to his commands and obey them."
Ishaq:467 "Allah addressed the believers and said, 'In Allah's Apostle you have a fine example for anyone who hopes to be in the place where Allah is.'"
Tabari VIII:182 "The people assembled in Mecca to swear allegiance to the Messenger in submission. He received from them the oath of allegiance to himself, to heed and obey."
Religion,on the other hand, is the ideas, rituals and institutions that bind a certain community or even a group of communities creating a distinctive tradition and belief system in worshipping a superhuman controlling power especially a personal God or gods.
Like all 'living' institutions, religion cannot stand still but has to adapt and change in order to survive.
***Muhammadan 'Islam'is not a RELIGION but definitely the CULTof Muhammad since the Quran and the Ahadith instruct his followers to emulate Muhammad'sdeeds, behaviour and thought as the ultimate manifestation of the