Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sunnah and Nafl salaah while traveling (48 / 49)

Bismihi Ta’ala

Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling

Sunnah and Nafl salaah while traveling

48.)  Sayyidina Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) narrates that he performed two rakaats of Zuhr Salaah whilst traveling with Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam). He narrates that he performed another two rakaats thereafter.

-     Note : Sayyidina Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) performed the two rakaats of Sunnah after the Zuhr Salaah.
-        It is narrated that Sayyidina Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) and  Sayyidina  Qatadah (RA) used to perform the Sunnah Salaah before and after each Salaah, when traveling.
-        It is encouraged to read the Sunnah and Nafl Salaah when traveling, if time and conditions permit. By omitting them without reason, the habit wanes and it becomes difficult for a person to form the habit again.

Permission to omit the Sunnah salaah whilst traveling

49.)  Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) narrates : ‘I accompanied Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) on a journey, but did not see him performing the Sunnah and Nafl Salaah whilst traveling.”
 [Bukhari Shareef]

-      Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) narrates that Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) used to omit the Sunnah Salaats that are performed before and after the Fardh Salaah.
-    Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) adopted the above method as well. The Ulama explain that it depends on circumstances. If a person is in a hurry, he could omit the Sunnah Salaah, and if not, he should read it.

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