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Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) (11)

Saturday, 05 November 2016 13:56

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Eleven

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26. Do not mess the toilet area, thus inconveniencing others.

27. When ascending any place, one should recite Takbeer (الله اكبر) , and when descending one should recite Tasbeeh (سبحان الله)

قال جابر رضي الله عنهما : كنا إذا صعدنا كبرنا , وإذا نزلنا سبحنا ( صحيح البخاري #2993 )

Hazrat Jaabir (radhiallahu ‘anhuma) reports that the Sahaabah (radhiallahu ‘anhum) would recite takbeer while ascending, and recite tasbeeh while descending.

28. When ascending any high place, one should recite the following du‘aa:

اَلَّلهُمَّ لَكَ الشَرَفُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَرَفٍ وَلَكَ الحَمْدُ عَلَى كُلِّ حَال


عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا علا نشزا من الأرض قال اللهم لك الشرف على كل شرف ولك الحمد على كل حال (مسند أحمد #13504 )

Hazrat Anas (radhiallahu ‘anhu) reports that whenever Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would ascend onto a high ground, he would recite the following du‘aa:

اَلَّلهُمَّ لَكَ الشَرَفُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَرَفٍ وَلَكَ الحَمْدُ عَلَى كُلِّ حَال

Saturday, 05 November 2016 13:14

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Ten

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24. When entering the town or city, one should one should recite the following du‘aa thrice:

اَللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيْه

O Allah, grant us barakah in this place

Thereafter, one should recite the following du‘aa:

اَللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقنَا جَنَاهَا وَحَبِّبنَا إِلَى أَهلِهَا وَحَبِّبْ صَالِحِيْ اَهلِهَا إِلَينَا

O Allah, give us of its produce and make us beloved to its people and make the pious of its people beloved to us.

عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال كنا نسافر مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فإذا رأى القرية يريد ان يدخلها قال اللهم بارك لنا فيها ثلاث مرات اللهم ارزقنا جناها وحببنا إلى أهلها وحبب صالحى اهلها إلينا ( المعجم الأوسط للطبراني #4755 )

Hazrat ibn ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the Sahaabah would travel with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saw a town which he intended entering, he would recite the above-mentioned du‘aa.

Monday, 17 October 2016 13:46

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Nine

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15. One should adopt a gentle approach when dealing with one’s companions and engage in light-hearted discussions while on the journey. One should not adopt a serious approach.

16. Do not undertake a journey unnecessarily. If one has a need then one should undertake the journey, and upon completing one’s need one should hasten to return home.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال السفر قطعة من العذاب يمنع أحدكم طعامه وشرابه ونومه فإذا قضى نهمته فليعجل إلى أهله ( صحيح بخاري #1804 )

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Travelling (i.e. its difficulty is like) a portion of the difficulty of the punishment of Jahannum which prevents one from his food, drink and sleep. Thus, when one completes his work, he should hasten back to his family.”

Sunday, 09 October 2016 03:54

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Eight

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12. One should not inconvenience any of his companions in any way during the journey.

المسلم من سلم المسلمون من لسانه ويده وفي رواية لأحمد : من سلم الناس ( صحيح بخاري #6484 )

A perfect Muslim is he who does not inconvenience any person through his tongue or his hand.

13. One should not discuss controversial topics or enter into arguments, etc, with one’s companions during the journey.

14. If during the journey any unpleasant or unforeseen circumstance comes about, then one should exercise patience and not lose oneself, thereby causing pain and inconvenience to others.

Monday, 03 October 2016 14:28

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Seven

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9. If you are leaving behind your dependants e.g. wife and children etc. then ensure that sufficient arrangements are made for their needs and requirements before leaving.[1]

10. While on journey, ensure that you remain in pious company. Remaining in pious company will motivate one towards righteousness.

عن علقمة قال قدمت الشأم فصليت ركعتين ثم قلت اللهم يسر لي جليسا صالحا فأتيت قوما فجلست إليهم فإذا شيخ قد جاء حتى جلس إلى جنبي قلت من هذا قالوا أبو الدرداء فقلت إني دعوت الله أن ييسر لي جليسا صالحا فيسرك لي ( صحيح البخاري #3287 )

Hazrat ‘Alqamah (rahimahullah) says, “I proceeded to Syria (on a journey) and I performed two rakaats of salaah. I then made Du‘aa, “O Allah, allow me to sit in the company of a pious person.” I then found a group of people and sat by them. After a while, an elderly man entered and sat by my side. I enquired as to who this person was, and the people told me that this was Hazrat Abu Dardaa (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), (the Sahaabi of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)). I then told him, “I made Du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala to grant me a pious companion, and (Allah Ta‘ala answered my Du‘aa) by allowing me to sit in your company.”

Sunday, 02 October 2016 06:12

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Six

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8. The following Du‘aa should be recited when bidding someone farewell at the time of him departing on a journey:

اَستَودِعُ اللهَ دِينَكَ وَأَمَانَتَكَ وَخَوَاتِيمَ عَمَلِكَ

I place your deen, your trust (wife, children and subordinates) and your final actions (at the time of death) in the care and trust of Allah Ta‘ala

عن سالم أن ابن عمر كان يقول للرجل إذا أراد سفرا ادن مني أودعك كما كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يودعنا فيقول استودع الله دينك وأمانتك وخواتيم عملك ( ترمذي #3443 )

Hazrat Saalim (rahimahullah) reports that Hazrat ibn Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) would address a person embarking on a journey saying, “Come close to me, I will bid you farewell in the manner that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would bid us farewell. He would say:

اَستَودِعُ اللهَ دِينَكَ وَأَمَانَتَكَ وَخَوَاتِيمَ عَمَلِكَ

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 08:48

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Five

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6. It is preferable for one to begin his journey on a Thursday. Hence if it is possible for one to travel on a Thursday, then one should begin his journey on a Thursday.

عن كعب بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال لقلما كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يخرج إذا خرج في سفر إلا يوم الخميس ( بخاري #2949 )

Hazrat Ka‘b bin Maalik (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “It was the Mubaarak habit of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) that generally whenever he intended embarking on a journey, he would depart on a Thursday.”

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:37

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Four

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One should recite the following masnoon du‘aa of safar:

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ فِي سَفَرِنَا هَذَا البِرَّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَمِن العَمَلِ مَا تَرْضَى اَللَّهُمَّ هَوِّنْ عَلَينَا سَفَرَنَا هَذَا وَاطْوِ عَنَّا بُعْدَهُ اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الصَّاحِبُ فِي السَّفَرِ وَالخَلِيفَةُ فِي الْأَهْلِ اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِن وَعْثَاءِ السَّفَرِ وَكَآبَةِ المنْظَر وَسُوءِ المنْقَلَبِ فِي الماَلِ وَالأَهْلِ وَالوَلَد

O Allah! We ask You to bless us in this journey with the taufeeq of adopting piety, taqwa and fulfilling such actions that are pleasing to You. O Allah! Make this journey easy for us and fold the earth for us (so that we cover the distance in a short span of time). O Allah! You be my companion on this journey and remain a guardian over my family (in my absence i.e. I place my family in Your special care). O Allah! I seek Your protection from the difficulties of the journey, and the undesirable circumstances and situations which come before me, and (I seek your protection) from a bad return (i.e. witnessing calamities upon my return) in regard to my belongings, wife and children.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:24

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Three

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5. One should recite the following masnoon du‘aa of safar.

بِسْمِ اللهِ اَلحَمْدُ لله سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ اَلحَمدُ لله اَلحَمْدُ للهِ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر لا اله الا الله سُبحَانَكَ اَللهُمَّ إِنِّي ظَلَمْتُ نَفسِي فَاغْفِر لِي فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

In the name of Allah Ta‘ala, all praise be to Allah Ta‘ala, glory be to Allah Ta‘ala, who has subjugated this animal (or placed this vehicle under our control) though we were (without His help) unable to control it. Surely, to our Sustainer are we to return. All praise be to Allah Ta‘ala. All praise be to Allah Ta‘ala. All praise be to Allah Ta‘ala. Allah Ta‘ala is the greatest. Allah Ta‘ala is the greatest. Allah Ta‘ala is the greatest. There is no deity worthy of worship besides Allah Ta‘ala. (O Allah!) You are most pure. O Allah! indeed I have oppressed myself so forgive me, for there is none who forgives sins except You.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 09:20

Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) - Part Two

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3. One should inform one’s family members of his destination and place of residence during his journey, so that it will be possible for them to contact him in the case of any emergency.

4. When leaving the home, one should recite the following Du‘aa:

بِسمِ اللهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ لَا حَولَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللهِ ، اَلَّلهُمَّ إِنِّى أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَن أَضِلَّ أَو أُضَلَّ أَو أَزِلَّ أَو أُزَلَّ أَو أَظْلِمَ أَو أُظْلَمَ أَو أَجْهَلَ أَو يُجْهَلَ عَلَيَّ

In the name of Allah Ta‘ala, I place my complete reliance and trust in Him. There is no ability to do any good and no power to restrain from any harm or evil except through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala. O Allah! I seek refuge in You that I be misguided or that I become the victim of somebody else’s misguidance, or that I slip or I be caused to slip (through someone), or that I oppress or I become the victim of someone’s oppression, or I behave in an ignorant manner or I am dealt with by others in an ignorant manner.