Our latest video is a compilation of du'a(s) relative to travel that is sure to assist Muslims around the world. Find du'a(s) for when leaving the house, boarding a plane, entering a city and so much more. Read by Hafiz Zulkifl Safavi, the video has the Arabic text as well as the English translation.
When undertaking a journey, many different intentions could be added to one's core purpose. Chapters of our latest e-Book, Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith, cover the intentions of travel, istikharaah before travel and various travel du'a(s).
Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri (Radiallahu-anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu-alaihi-wasallam) said:
"When three set out on a journey, they should choose one of them to be their leader"
أَعُوْذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللّهِ التَّامّـَاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
(I seek refuge in Allah's perfect words from the evil of what He has created)
Then no evil shall befall him, untill he departs from where he arrived"
Sohaib (Radiallahu-anhu) narrates that whenever Prophet (Sallallahu-alaihi-wassallam) intended to enter a town, on seeing the town, he invoked:
اللَّهُـمَّ رَبَّ السَّمَوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَمَـا أَظْلَلْنَ ، وَرَبَّ الأَرَاضِيْـنَ السَّبْعِ وَمَـا أَقْلَلْنَ ، وَرَبَّ الشَّـيَاطِيْنَ وَمَا أَضْلَلْنَ وَرَبَّ الرِّياَحِ وَمَا ذَرَيْنَ. أَسْـأَلُكَ خَيْرَ هَذِهِ الْقَرْيةِ وَخَيْرَ أَهْلِهَا وَخَيْرَ مَا فِيْهَا ، وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا وَشَرِّ أَهْلِهَا ، وَشَرِّ مَا فِيْهَا.
‘O Allah, Rabb of the seven heavens and all that they envelop, Rabb of the seven earths and all that they carry, Rabb of the devils and all whom they misguide, Rabb of the winds and all whom they whisk away. I ask You for the goodness of this town, the goodness of its inhabitants and for all the goodness found within it and I take refuge with You from the evil of this town, the evil of it's inhabitants and from all the evil found within it.'
Abdullah ibn Umar (Radi-allahu-anhu) narrates that when Rasulullah (Sallallahu-alaihi-wasallam) used to mount his animal for setting out on a journey, he would say اللهُ أَكْبَرُ (Allahu-Akbar - Allah is Great) three times and then pray:
سُبْحَانَ الَّذِيْ سَخَّرَ لَناَ هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقرِنِيْنَ وإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّناَ لمُنْقَلِبُوْنَ ،
Ali ibn-Rabiah (Rahmtullahi'alihi) narrates : I was present with Ali (Radhi-allahu-anhu) when an animal was brought for him for riding. As he put his foot in the stirrup, he said بِسْمِ اللهِ (Bismillah - in the name of Allah). When he sat on its back, he said الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ (Alhamdulillah - Praise be to Allah), and said
(Glory to Him, Who has made this subservient to us, for we had not the strength to control it, and verily to our Rabb we are to return)
He then said thrice الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ (Alhamdulillah - Praise be to Allah) and thrice اللهُ أَكْبَرُ (Allahu Akbar - Allah is Great). Then he said
(Glory be to You, I have wronged myself, so forgive me, as none except You can forgive)
Then he smiled. It was asked O Amirul Mu'minin (Commander of the faithful) What makes you smile? He Said I saw Rasulullah (Sallallahu-alaihi-wassallam) doing as I have done and when he smiled, I asked O Rasulullah! What makes you smile? He replied Your Rabb Ta'ala, is pleased with his servant, when he says: Fogive my sins: as he is well aware that none except Him forgives sins
(Translation of Abu Dawud)
Narrated Abu Hurayrah: The Prophet said: Three supplications are answered, there being no doubt about them; that of a father, that of a traveller and that of one who has been wronged.
Translation from Sunan Abu Dawood, Book #8