Sunnats and Aadaab of Safar (Travelling) – Part 11

transport1. Do not mess the toilet area, thus inconveniencing others.

2. 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 (بخاري رقم 2993)

Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that the Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum) would recite takbeer while ascending, and recite tasbeeh while descending.

3.  When ascending any high place, one should recite the following Duaa:

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 رقم 13504)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that whenever Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would ascend onto a high ground, he would recite the following duaa:

اَلَّلهُمَّ لَكَ الشَرَفُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَرَفٍ وَلَكَ الحَمْدُ عَلَى كُلِّ حَال

4. Be punctual with all your salaah whilst on your journey.

5. Do not lengthen your rakaats on the plane, thereby causing inconvenience to others who are waiting to perform salaah.

6. If you are returning after a long time, do not return unexpectedly without informing the household of the time of arrival.

7. If you are returning late at night then inform the house people of the approximate time of arrival.

عن جابر بن عبد الله قال  نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا أطال الرجل الغيبة أن يأتي أهله طروقا  (مسلم رقم 183)

Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) prevented one returning from a journey after a long time to make a sudden appearance at night (without informing the family members in advance).

8. Do not accept food or other items from strangers.

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

عن أبى سعيد الخدرى رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال إذا خرج ثلاثة فى سفر فليؤمروا أحدهم (ابو داود رقم 2610)

Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that 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.”

10. If the group has stopped over for some time during the journey then if you have to go for some need or to relieve yourself, then inform your companions before you leave.

11. During one’s journey one should make abundant duaa as the duaa of a traveller is accepted.

 عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ثلاث دعوات مستجابات لا شك فيهن دعوة المظلوم ودعوة المسافر ودعوة الوالد على ولده (الترمذي رقم 1905)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The Duaa of three people are certainly accepted without any doubt. The duaa of an oppressed person, the duaa of a traveller, and the duaa of a father on behalf of his child.”

12.  It is not permissible for a woman to travel the safr distance without a mahram.

عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم  لا يحل لامرأة تؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر أن تسافر سفرا يكون ثلاثة أيام فصاعدا إلا ومعها أبوها أو ابنها أو زوجها أو أخوها أو ذو محرم منها (مسلم رقم 1340)

Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “It is not permissible for a woman believing in Allah Ta’ala and the last day to travel a distance of three days or more (i.e. 77km or more) except if she is accompanied by her father, or her son, or her husband, or her brother, or a mahram relative of hers.

13.   Upon returning home, one should proceed to the Musjid first and perform two rakaat of salaah therein.

عن كعب بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال كان (رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم) إذا قدم من سفر بدأ بالمسجد فركع فيه ركعتين (بخاري رقم 4418)

Hadhrat Ka’b bin Maalik (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that whenever Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would return from a journey, he would first proceed to the Musjid and perform two rakaat of salaah.  

14. Upon returning from your journey, recite the following duaa when reaching your destination:

آئبون تائبون عابدون لربنا حامدون

We return (from the journey) and we repent to Allah Ta’ala (for our shortcomings and mistakes), and we engage in the worship of our Lord, and we praise Him.

 عن البراء بن عازب رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم كان إذا قدم من سفر قال آيبون تائبون عابدون لربنا حامدون (ترمذي رقم 3440)

Hadhrat Baraa’ bin Aazib (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that whenever Rasululullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would return from a journey, he would recite the following duaa:

آئبون تائبون عابدون لربنا حامدون

 

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