Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling
Contracting a marriage and receiving the bride whilst on a journey
58.) Qatadah (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh) narrates that when Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was proceeding for ‘Umrah, he contracted a marriage to Sayyidah Maymoona (RA).
- Whilst in the traveling state, Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) proposed to Ummul Mu`mineen, Sayyidah Maymoona (RA) and Hazrat Abbas (RA) was the wakil (representative). Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was in the sate of Ihraam and Hazrat Abbaas had already finalized the marriage. After completing 'Umrah, Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) received Sayyidah Maymoona (RA) at a place called Sarif.
- Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) married Sayyidah Safiyyah Bint Huyay (RA) after the conquest of Khaybar. The Walima was also arranged during the course of the journey.
[Hazrat Anas (RA) - Sahih Bukhari]
- Note : Islam is a simple religion and looks down upon undue formalities. The above Ahaadeeth teach us that Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) contracted marriages whilst traveling. Mention of the Walima is of special significance as it speaks volumes about the simplicity of our religion.
Extracted from Ash-Shamaa`il al Kubra
[The Sublime Conduct of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) Volume 3]