Friday, 21 September 2012

Nafl (Optional) Salaah when traveling (52 / 53)

Bismihi Ta’ala

Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling

Special method of performing Nafl Salaah when traveling

52.) Sayyidina Aamir Ibn Rabi`ah (RA) narrates from his father : ‘I saw Nabi  (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) performing Tahajjud upon his conveyance, facing the direction being traveled by the animal.’
[Sahih Bukhari]

53.) Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) would perform the night Salaah on his conveyance, whichever direction it was heading. He would perform it by indicating to the various postures. These were non-fardh prayers.
[Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA)  - Sahih Bukhari]

-  Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) also used to do the same.

- Note : Whilst traveling, a person may perform Nafl Salaah in or on his conveyance or other mode of transport. Indications of the head suffice for the postures of ruku and sajdah. The Salaah can be performed in the direction being traveled instead of facing the Qiblah. This exception is only applicable to optional Salaah.

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