Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling
The significance of Zikr whilst on a journey
34.) Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) said : “If a person engages in the Zikr of Allah during his journey, the angels travel with him during that journey, and if he engages in singing (or listening to) poems and lyrics, the devil remains his companion.”
[Hazrat Uqbah Ibn Aamir (RA)]
Note : In today’s times, people would rather listen to music and songs whilst traveling instead of engaging in Zikr actively or passively. Thus, devils travel with them, instead of angels.
Three noble tasks during a journey
Hazrat Ali (RA) is reported to have said that three noble tasks that ought to be done whilst on a journey are :
§ To spend of one’s provisions on those who are poor,
§ To adorn oneself with good character,
§ To maintain a light-hearted and humuorous attitude with fellow travelers, on condition that this does not constitute sin.
Extracted from Ash-Shamaa`il al Kubra
[The Sublime Conduct of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) Volume 3]