Sunday, 15 July 2012

Du`aa for the Musaafir (21-24)

Bismihi Ta’ala

Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling

Entrusting the welfare of a person to Allah Ta’ala

21.)  Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) would recite the following dua when bidding farewell to a person :

Narrated by Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA)

-   Sayyidina Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) narrates that Hazrat Luqmaan (Alayhis Salaam) said : “Whenever anything is entrusted to Allah Ta’ala, He protects it.”

22.)  Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA) bade farewell to Musa Ibn Wardaan (Rahmatullah ‘alaih) saying : I will bid farewell to you as Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) bid farewell to me

‘I entrust you to Allah, who does not cause that which has been entrusted to Him to be destroyed.”

-      It is Sunnah for family members and friends to bid farewell to the traveler and entrust the safety of the person, his religion, belongings, etc. to Allah Ta’ala.

23.) Certain Ahaadeeth indicate that sometimes Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam)  prayed for the traveler saying : “Fi Hifzillaah” which means, ‘May you be in the protection of Allah.’

24.)  Sayyidina 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.’

- To say the above statement to a traveler is also a Sunnah.

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