okay, it is very rare for me to be writing a religion-related post but i'm starting to think, it's the least i can do.
what triggered me? Izzati. she asked me: if i truly love Prophet Muhammad SAW, what have i done for him? as in, what good deed have i commit in his name? that question stopped me - it got me thinking. really, what have i done?
the best that i could answered her was: i'd say his name, repeatedly and ask Allah to bless him and his family and friends. that is - the only thing i can think of at the moment. embarrassed myself, in front of my friend (and also, Allah. we should always feel embarrass in front of Allah because He is always in front of us - we just can't see Him).
there are many ways to remember Rasulullah SAW. in your actions, in your words, in your heart. in your actions: by doing his many sunnah in your daily life. fasting on Monday and Thursday, eating with your right hand, careful in choosing your words, respect others even if they don't respect you, do the many types of "solat sunat" (non-compulsory prayers?) and many more.
remember Rasulullah SAW in your words: zikr, saying prayers asking for peace and blessings upon Prophet Muhammad SAW. remember at all times that even though we've never met him, he was always thinking of us; his "ummah" who never laid eyes on him, who never heard his voice yet they are always thinking of him.
i was thinking; i wanna be one of the many people who "never see him, never hear him - but always thinking of him".
remember him in your heart: for he never forgets about you during his lifetime, when he's the Prophet - it is we who should be thinking about him.
Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu akbar. Allahumma solli 'ala saidina Muhammad, wa'ala ali saidina Muhammad.
ya hanana - how lucky we are!
personally, i always feel calm and collected after i say a string of zikr and praises for His Messenger. there's an unexplained aura surrounding me afterwards. try it if you don't believe me. but you gotta know it in your heart that Rasulullah can hear you - and he's happy when you're trying to remember him. he loves us - but you gotta love him too. just as much.