Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Death of a Traveler (43 - 44)

Bismihi Ta’ala

Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling

Virtue of death as a traveler

43.) Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) said : “The death of a traveler is martyrdom.”
[Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas (RA) ]

44.) Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) narrates that a person who was born in Madina Tayyiba passed away in Madina Tayyiba. Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) performed his Janaza Salaah and said : ‘If only he had passed away in a place other than his hometown.”

A Sahabi (RA) enquired : “And why is that so, O Messenger of Allah ?”

Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) said : “If a person passes away from his hometown, he is granted a paradise the size of the distance between his hometown and the place of his death.”

-      The above only applies if the person has undertaken a righteous journey.

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