Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen – rahimahullah- said:
The statement of Allah “The path of those whom you have favoured” is an evidence that it’s upon us to look into the lives of those whom Allah has favoured, as to who they were and what their condition was. This is so that we may be guided to their path. And an extension to that is an encouragement for us to know the biography of The Prophet – صلى الله عليه وسلم – due to him being the most favoured by Allah.
Ahkhaam Al-Quraan Al-Kareem Vol 1 Pgs 46-47
Translated by Abu Arwa Ali bin Mushtaq Mir