The Prophet Muhammad is a decent role model for his time period. The Arabian Peninsula in the 600s was a dangerous place to live. He set a good example for those around him. As soon as he died, the followers of Muhammad left a lot to be desired. A war broke out between Muhammad's brothers! He couldn't have been that great of a role model if wars happen just because you're dead.
The Muslim Prophet Muhammad is a good role model for mankind because he believed in peace. He was involved in some battles and was very brave but he also believed in peace and doing what is right. Overall Muhammad was/and is a very good role model to follow because of his beliefs in general.
As much as the people at the time saw him as someone who was moderate for the time, and was a figure trying to bring order to society, that was a different time.
We have grown beyond religious precepts, and by today's standards religious doctrines of most kinds are simply immoral.
Given that Mohammed married kids, had slaves, and had negative attitudes about sexuality in general as well as homosexuality, and was a proponent of conversion by the sword, then it is impossible to see him as a good role model.
A product of his time, perhaps, but definitely not a good role model for today.
He married a girl of age 6 when he was 50 years old. How can such a man be a role model. He consumated that marriage when the girl was just 9 years old. Only a pervert and mentally sick person can perform such an atrocious act. He was a pedophile and corrupt.
Muhammad had to use force and violence in order to spread Islam. The truth is...No one wanted to know him when he used peaceful means.
If the Islamic texts are read chronologically, one will observe Muhammad's increasing disdain of non-adherents to Islam. This is a fact that is covered by the order in which the text are presented.