Who can claim presence of mind in this day and age? We are being constantly bombarded with information, pulled in a hundred directions, distracted by various means. Our mind is all over the place, often confused. For example, how many of us have difficulty remembering how many rakkah we have prayed ? The Prophetic model, however, is one of complete presence of mind. Being fully aware of what one is doing and where one is. It is no wonder that we have duas from the Messenger of Allah (SAW) for the even the smallest of actions and frequent everyday tasks.
Duas for everything from entering and exiting the Masjid, to duas for before sleeping and after awaking, to duas for travel.
From this we learn at least two lessons,
1) the Messenger of Allah (SAW) remembered Allah (SWT) in everything he did.
2) the Messenger of Allah (SAW) always had a presence of mind and was always aware of what he was doing.
These are important lessons for us. May we follow Rasul Allah’s example to the ultimate success.