Thursday, 12 July 2012

Food for the Journey (18 & 19)

Bismihi Ta’ala

Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling

Taking food and drinks with on a journey

18.)  Sayyidah Asmaa (RA) narrates that she arranged the food, water and tablecloth for Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (RA)  for the migration journey.
[Sahih Bukhari]

19.)  Hazrat Jaabir (RA) narrates that three hundred of them once set out on a campaign, and every person had his provisions over his shoulders. When this got finished, they survived on one date per day.
[Sahih Bukhari]

-      The Shariah has encouraged that a person travels with some kind of provisions, be it cash or kind, so that one does not have to stretch one’s hands to others.

-      Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (RA)  narrated that in pre-Islamic times, people used to undertake the journey of Hajj without carrying any provisions with them. They were eventually forced to beg and live upon other people’s generosity. Allah Ta’ala thus revealed : “And carry provisions, and indeed the best of provisions is piety.”- Surah Baqarah.

-      Hence it is encouraged to carry provisions and doing so is not against the Sunnah. This was also the practice of the pious predecessors.

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