Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling)

March, 2014

  • 10 March

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 1

    1. Before embarking on a journey (i.e. travelling to a place which is 78 km or more) it is sunnah for one to perform two rakaats of salaat (i.e. Salaat -us-safr). عن المطعم بن المقدام ، قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ما خلف عبد على أهله …

  • 17 March

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 2

    1.      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.   2.      When leaving the home, one should recite the following Duaa: بِسمِ اللهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى …

  • 24 March

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 3

    1.      One should recite the following masnoon du`aa of safr. 1) 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 …

April, 2014

  • 7 April

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 4

    1.      One should recite the following masnoon du`aa of safr. 2)  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, …

  • 14 April

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 5

    1. 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 …

  • 21 April

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 6

    1.  The following Duaa should be recited when bidding someone farewell at the time he is 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 …

  • 28 April

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 7

    1. 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]   2. While on journey, ensure that you remain in pious company. Remaining in pious company will motivate one towards righteousness. عن علقمة قال قدمت …

May, 2014

  • 6 May

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 8

    1. One should not inconvenience any of his companions in any way during the journey. المسلم من سلم المسلمون من لسانه و يده  (و في رواية لاحمد: من سلم الناس)  (البخاري رقم 6484) A perfect Muslim is he who does not inconvenience any person through his tongue or his hand. …

  • 12 May

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 9

    1.  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. 2.  Do not undertake a journey unnecessarily. If one has a need then one should undertake the journey, and upon completing one’s …

  • 19 May

    Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 10

    1.  When entering the town or city, one should one should recite the following Duaa thrice: اللهم بارك لنا فيه O Allah, grant us barakah in this place Thereafter, one should recite the following Duaa: اَللَّهُمَّ ارْزُقنَا جَنَاهَا وَحَبِّبنَا إِلَى أَهلِهَا وَحَبِّبْ صَالِحِى اَهلِهَا إِلَينَا  O Allah, give us of its …