Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling
It is Sunnah to bring back gifts for one’s family
when returning from a journey
64.) Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) said : “When you return from a journey, bring back some gifts for your family members.”
[Hazrat Ayesha (RA) ]
65.) Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) said : “When you return from a journey, bring some gifts for the people at home, even if it means bringing back stones in your bag.”
[Hazrat Abu Darda (RA)]
- ‘Bringing back stones’ could be implied literally – where it would mean beautiful stones of a foreign land.
- Secondly, it could be to said to stress the importance of bringing back something, no matter how insignificant it may be.
- When a man goes on a journey, his family members naturally anticipate some type of gift upon his return. Allamah Munawi (Rahmatullah ‘alayh) has written that it is mustahab to bring back something for one’s wife, children and servants, which would please them and make them happy.
Extracted from Ash-Shamaa`il al Kubra
[The Sublime Conduct of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) Volume 3]