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Sunnats of Safar (Travelling) (8)

Monday, 01 August 2022 14:18

Duas Pertaining to Travel – Part Four

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7. When you are traveling and night sets in, recite the following dua for protection:

يَا أَرْضُ رَبِّيْ وَرَبُّكِ اللهُ أَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنْ شَرِّكِ وَشَرِّ مَا فِيْكِ وَشَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ فِيْكِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَدِبُّ عَلَيْكِ وَأَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنْ أَسَدٍ وَأَسْوَدْ وَمِنَ الْحَيَّةِ وَالْعَقْرَبِ وَمِنْ سَاكِنِ الْبَلَدِ وَمِنْ وَالِدٍ وَمَا وَلَدَ

O earth! My Rabb and your Rabb is Allah Ta‘ala! I seek protection in Allah Ta‘ala from your evil (the harm that is caused through the ground e.g. earthquakes, sinking into the ground, etc.), and the evil of that which is contained in you (e.g. harmful plants, etc.), and the evil of that which He created in you (e.g. harmful insects and other harmful creatures), and the evil of that which creeps upon you (i.e. harmful creatures which move on the earth), and I seek the protection of Allah Ta‘ala from a lion, and a black snake (a very dangerous type of snake), and from all snakes and scorpions, and from the residents of the earth (human and jinn), and from that which begets and that which is begotten (i.e. from humans and the shayaateen, or from every creature that is created through procreation).” [1]

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 16:51

Duas Pertaining to Travel – Part Three

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5. On catching sight of your destination, recite the following dua:

اَللّٰهُمَّ رَبَّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَمَا أَظْلَلْنَ وَرَبَّ الْأَرْضِيْنَ السَّبْعِ وَمَا أَقْلَلْنَ وَرَبَّ الشَّيَاطِيْنِ وَمَا أَضْلَلْنَ وَرَبَّ الرِّيَاحِ وَمَا ذَرَيْنَ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ هٰذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ وَنَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا وَشَرِّ أَهْلِهَا وَشَرِّ مَا فِيْهَا

O Allah! Rabb of the seven heavens and all which they cover, and Rabb of the seven earths and all which they carry, and Rabb of the shayaateen and all which they misguide, and Rabb of the winds and all which they spread, indeed we ask You for the good of this town, and we seek Your protection from the evil of its inhabitants and that which is within it. [1]

Saturday, 02 July 2022 16:31

Duas Pertaining to Travel – Part Two

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4. When you commence the journey, recite the following masnoon duas of safar:

Dua One

بِسْمِ اللهِ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰه سُبْحَانَ الَّذِيْ سَخَّرَ لَنَا هٰذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِيْنَ وَإِنَّا إِلٰى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُوْنَ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰه اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰه اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰه اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ سُبْحَانَكَ اللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِيْ فَاغْفِرْ لِيْ فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوْبَ 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 unable to control it (without His help). Surely, to our Rabb 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 Ta‘ala) You are most pure. O Allah, indeed I have oppressed myself so forgive me, for there is none who forgives sins except You. [1]

Sunday, 22 May 2022 07:58

Duas Pertaining to Travel – Part One

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1. When the traveller is departing, then he should bid farewell to his family through reciting the following dua:

أَسْتَوْدِعُكَ اللهَ الَّذِيْ لَا تَضِيْعَ وَدَائِعُهُ

I entrust you to Allah, the One whose trusts are never destroyed. [1]

2. The family of the traveller should recite the following dua when bidding him farewell:

أَسْتَوْدِعُ اللهَ دِيْنَكَ وَأَمَانَتَكَ وَخَوَاتِيْمَ 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. [2]

21. Keep necessary personal information on yourself, as well as any documents that you may require on your journey (e.g. passport, ID. etc.).

22. Find out the route before embarking on the journey. [1]

23. When using the toilet or bathroom in any place, then be considerate and leave the place in a clean state. Do not leave it in a dirty condition as this will inconvenience others. [2]

Sunday, 20 March 2022 05:24

Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Traveling) – Part Two

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11. Do not inconvenience any of your companions in any way during the journey.

Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “A perfect Muslim is he who does not inconvenience any person through his tongue or his hand.” [1]

12. When travelling in a group, appoint one person as the ameer.

Hazrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “When three people come out on a journey, then they should appoint one of them as the ameer of the journey.” [2]

Monday, 14 March 2022 05:42

Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Traveling)

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1. Before embarking on a journey (i.e. travelling to a place which is 78 km or more), one should perform two rakaats of salaah. This salaah is known as Salaatus Safar.

Hazrat Mut’im bin Miqdaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “There is no action that a person can leave behind with his family before setting out on a journey which is more virtuous than the two rakaats (Salaatus Safar) which he performs by them.” [1]

It is reported that whenever Hazrat Ibnu Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) intended embarking on a journey, he would first proceed to the musjid and perform salaah. [2]

Sunday, 06 March 2022 05:24

Safar (Travelling)

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The deen of Islam has presented laws and injunctions, and sunnats and aadaab (etiquettes), to teach man how to conduct in all situations and all conditions.

Just as the deen of Islam has provided guidance to a person when he is residing in his hometown, similarly it has provided him with guidance as to how he should conduct when he is out on safar (travelling on a journey).

In other words, the deen of Islam is so complete, comprehensive and perfect that it has taken a person’s condition into consideration at all times and all situations and provided him with appropriate guidance.

Hence, we find that Shariah has given concession to a travelling person to perform two rakaats in place of the four rakaats salaah. Similarly, Shariah has given concession to a traveling person not to fast in Ramadhaan, and instead keep qadha of the missed fasts after the month of Ramadhaan.