Monday, 16 July 2012

Bidding farewell (25-27)

Bismihi Ta’ala

Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling

To walk a distance with the traveler
when bidding him farewell is a Sunnah

25.)  Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbaas (RA) narrates that when bidding farewell to him, Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) accompanied him to Jannatul Baqi and then said : ‘Proceed in the name of Allah.’

26.)  Hazrat Mu`az (RA) narrates that when dispatching him to Yemen, Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) walked alongside him, issuing advices to him. Hazrat Mu`az (RA) was seated on the animal and Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) walked alongside him.

27.)  Sayyidina Abdullah Ibn Yazid Al Hatmi (RA) narrates that when Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) dispatched any army, he (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) walked with them till Thaniyyatul Wada.

-        Thaniyyatul Wada is the mountain pass from where travelers were received and seen off. Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) also entered Madina Munawwarah through this sacred mountain pass.
-       In view of the above Ahaadeeth, the Ulama, have regarded it preferable to accompany the visitor, etc. for a while and see him off in the above manner. One should go as far as one can, but even if one walks a few steps, this would suffice to fulfill the Sunnah. The author of Ithaaf has asserted that this is a Sunnah practice.

Extracted from Ash-Shamaa`il al Kubra
[The Sublime Conduct of Nabi  (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam)  Volume 3]