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Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith1st EditionAbout CrescentratingCrescentrating Pte Ltd. is a Singapore based comp...
Table of ContentsIntentions (Niyyat) of Travel ..............................................................................
Intentions (Niyyat) of Travel                              Contributed by Mufti Shafique A. JakhuraThe travels of this Wor...
-   To pay condolences to the family of the deceased.   -   To move dangerous obstacles away from the road so that fellow ...
Istikhaarah before Travel                              Contributed by Mufti Shafique A. JakhuraBefore embarking upon a jou...
But if in Your Knowledge, this matter be bad for my faith (Deen), for my livelihood, and for theconsequences of my affairs...
Travel Du’aWhen Leaving Home                                                                                     ِ        ...
our final destiny. All praise is for Allah, All praise if for Allah, All praise if for Allah. Allah is thegreatest. How pe...
from the evil of what he created, (audhu bi kalimati-llahi at-tammati min sharri ma khalaqa), andnothing will harm him unt...
Du’a of the Guest for their Host                                                                    .‫اللَّهم بَارك لَهم ف...
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  1. 1. Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 1|Pag e
  2. 2. Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith1st EditionAbout CrescentratingCrescentrating Pte Ltd. is a Singapore based companyfocused on the development of the Halal Friendly Travelmarket segment worldwide. Establishments arecrescentrated on a scale of one to seven based on theservices and facilities they provide to Muslim travelers. TheBoard of Directors and Board of Advisers of CrescentratingPte Ltd. come from diverse backgrounds, bringing uniqueskills and knowledge from the Islamic Banking Industry,Halal Food Industry, Research and Consultancy, IslamicScholarship and Corporate experience. All of them are well-established individuals with International and pioneeringexperience in their chosen fields.Published byCrescentrating Pte Ltd1003 Bukit Merah CentralInnov.Centre #07-14Singapore 159836Copyright © Crescentrating Pte Ltd. All rights reserved. Nopart of this publication may be reproduced without priorwritten approval from the publisher.Editor: Shahnaz ZakkirOther Crescentrating PublicationsPreparing Your Hotel for the Month of RamadhanFor more information please write toinfo@crescentrating.com.Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 2|Pag e
  3. 3. Table of ContentsIntentions (Niyyat) of Travel .............................................................................................................. 4Istikhaarah before Travel ................................................................................................................... 6Travel Du’a ........................................................................................................................................ 8 When Leaving Home...................................................................................................................... 8 When Mounting an Animal or Mode of Transport.......................................................................... 8 During Travel ................................................................................................................................. 9 Of the Resident for the Traveler................................................................................................... 10 Of the Traveler for the Resident................................................................................................... 10 Stopping or Lodging ..................................................................................................................... 10 Upon entering a City, Town or Village .......................................................................................... 10 Du’a of the Guest for their Host ................................................................................................... 11 Du’a of the Traveler as Dawn Approaches .................................................................................... 11 Du’a upon Entering a Home ......................................................................................................... 11Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 3|Pag e
  4. 4. Intentions (Niyyat) of Travel Contributed by Mufti Shafique A. JakhuraThe travels of this World are an example of ones travel towards the hereafter and are there to takelessons from. The objectives of these travels, amongst all other purposes, should always be to directones attention towards Allah (Subhanahu Wa Taala) and the hereafter. The best traveler is onethat learns a lesson from what he has witnessed through the signs of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Taala).One should not pass by places without taking these important lessons from them; one should alwaysbe occupied in the preparation of the journey towards ones hereafter and hence, always strive tolead ones life in accordance with the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). As such,whenever the occasion to travel may arise during ones life, one should endeavor to follow thepractices and teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). In thisway one would be able to derive the benefits of these actions in both this World and the Hereafter.When undertaking a journey, many different intentions could be added to ones core purpose. Thismakes a permissible journey an act of Ibaadat and worship and thus is rewarded abundantly, evenfor journeys that may outwardly not appear to be virtuous acts.Make as many intentions as possible; the more virtuous the intentions, the more the reward!Remember that the intention of a believer is greater than his action.The following are some intentions that one could make during their travels: - To meet friends and relatives; to regard their well-being and to please them by visiting and maintaining family ties. - Traveling with the intention of earning a Halal livelihood and fulfilling ones obligations in this regard, e.g. that I will earn Halal wealth and thereafter discharge Zakaat, Sadqatul Fitr, Qurbaani, go for Hajj and Umrah, provide for my family, the poor and destitute and toward other religious avenues. - To acquire good health; the Hadith of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) states ‫ساف وا ت صحوا‬ which translates to “Travel and attain good health!" - To acquire the knowledge of Deen or to propagate whatever one knows of Deen to others if given the correct opportunity. - To help fellow Muslims in any sphere of their lives if the opportunity arises. - To visit the sick, console the calamity stricken, and to offer support for those in difficulty.Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 4|Pag e
  5. 5. - To pay condolences to the family of the deceased. - To move dangerous obstacles away from the road so that fellow road users are not inconvenienced. - To perform Hajj or Umrah; if one were traveling to a place other than the Haramain Sharifain, then too, one could intend that ones travel is to become accustomed to travel to the Haramain Sharifain. - To visit the pious servants of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Taala) in different parts of the World and learn from their advices. - To meet someone solely for the pleasure of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Taala) without there being any other objective. - To intend to make nafl Itikaaf in a different Masaajid that one will be visiting during a journey, and to intend to pray Salaah, make Zikr, engage in du’a or propagate the Deen of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Taala) at the various places that are on ones route. - To learn about the conditions of the Muslim Ummah and endeavor to assist in accordance with ones ability, even if the most one is able to do is to make du’a for them. - According to Hadith, the du’a of a traveler is accepted, hence, to travel with the intention of making du’a. - To see the manifestations of the greatness of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Taala) by seeing different aspects of nature that have been created by Him in order to enhance His recognition.In this manner there are many intentions that a person can make before embarking upon a journey.Remember, the more the intentions, the greater the reward.Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 5|Pag e
  6. 6. Istikhaarah before Travel Contributed by Mufti Shafique A. JakhuraBefore embarking upon a journey it is preferable to do Istikhaarah (which literally translates to “seekgoodness”). Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has mentioned the following with regards toIstikhaarah: ‫ما خاب من ا س تخار‬ The person who does Istikhaarah will never suffer loss.The method of Istikhaarah is that, if it is not a time when Salaah is prohibited or disliked, one shouldperform two Rakaats of Nafl Salaah and thereafter seek guidance and goodness from Allah(Subhanahu Wa Taala) in the form of du’a. The du’a of Istikhaarah is as follows: ‫اللَّهم إِِّن أَستَخريك بِعِْلمك وأَستَ قدرك بِقدرتِك وأَسأَلُك من فَضلِك الْعَظيم‬ ِ ِ َ ْ ْ ِ َ ْ َ َ َ ْ ُ َ ُ ِ ْ ْ َ َ ِ َ ُ ِ ْ ‫ُ َّ ي‬ ُ ْ َّ ُ ِ َّ َ َ َ ْ ََ ْ َ ُ ِ ََ ُ ِ ْ َ ‫فَِإنَّك تَقدر وَل أَقْدر وتَعلَم وَل أَعلَم وأَنْت عَّلم الْغُيُوب اللَّهم إِن كْنت تَعلَم‬ ُْ َ ُ ُ ُ َّ‫أَن ىذا اْلَمر خْي ر ِِل ِِف ديِن ومعاشي وعاقِبَة أَمري فَاقْدرهُ ِِل ويَس ْرهُ ِِل ُث‬ ُ ‫ِ ِ ََ َ ِ َ َ ِ ْ ِ ُْ َ ي‬ ٌ َ َ ْ ْ َ َ َّ ‫بَارك ِِل فِيو وإِن كْنت تَعلَم أَن ىذا اْلَمر شر ِِف ديِن ومعاشي وعاقِبَة أَمري‬ ِ ْ ِ َ َ ِ َ َ َ ِ ِ ٌّ َ ْ ْ َ َ َّ ْ َ ُ ْ َ ِ َ ُ ِْ ِ ِِ ُ َ َ ُ ‫فَاصرفْوُ عِن واصرفِْن عْنوُ واقْدر ِِل اْلَْي ر حْيث كان ُثَّ ارضِن بِو‬ ْ َ َ ْ َ ُْ َ َ ِ ِ ْ َ ‫ْ ِ َي‬Transliteration:Allaahumma innee astakheeruka bi ilmika wa-astaqdiruka biqudratika wa-asaluka min fadhlika al-adheem. Fa innaka taqdiru walaa aqdiru. Wa talamu walaa aalamu wa anta allaamul ghuyoob.Allaahumma in kunta talamu anna haadhal-amr khayrun liy fiy deeniy wa-maaashiy wa-aaqibatamriy, faqdruhliy wa-yassirh liy thumma baarik liy feehi. Wa in-kunta talamu anna haadhal amrsharrun liy fiy deeniy wa-maaashiy was-aaqibat amriy. Fa asrifh annee wa-srif anhu. Wa aqdurhliyal khayr hayth kaana thumma a-rdhiniy biheeTranslation:O Allah!! Behold I ask You the good through Your Knowledge, and ability through Your Power, andbeg (Your favor) out of Your infinite Bounty. For surely You have Power; I have none. You know all; Iknow not. You are the Great Knower of all things.O Allah! If in Your Knowledge this matter be good for my faith (Deen), for my livelihood, and for theconsequences of my affairs, then ordain it for me, and make it easy for me, and bless me therein.Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 6|Pag e
  7. 7. But if in Your Knowledge, this matter be bad for my faith (Deen), for my livelihood, and for theconsequences of my affairs, then turn it away from me, and turn me away there from, and ordain forme the good wherever it be, and cause me to be pleased therewith.While reciting this Dua when one reaches HAADHAL AMR (THIS MATTER) at both places one shouldponder over the matter that one requires guidance on.It is not always that one will see a dream guiding him towards what he should or should not do. Inmany cases a person just feels inclined towards a certain decision. Whatever the case might be, afterdoing Istikhaarah one should act upon what one is more inclined towards after the Istikhaarah andby doing so there will always be good in the decision that he makes, Insha Allah. If one is stilluncertain, one should repeat the Istikhaarah and also consult a pious, Allah fearing person and seekhis guidance as well.However, if one does not have the opportunity to do Istikhaarah in the above mentioned manner, oris required to make a quick decision regarding a certain matter, then one should recite the followingdu’a in abundance, ‫( , ل ي واخ تر ل ي خر ال لهم‬Allaahumma khir li wakh tar li), meaning, "O Allah, Choosethe correct thing for me and you make the decision for me."It is permissible for one to ask someone else to do Istikhaarah for them; however, one should also doIstikhaarah on one’s own.Any decision made after Istikhaarah will, Insha Allah, be beneficial.Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 7|Pag e
  8. 8. Travel Du’aWhen Leaving Home ِ َّ َ َ ْ َ َ ِ َ ُ َّ‫ْ ِ ِ و‬ ‫بِسم اهلل ، تَ َكلْت علَى اهلل والَ حول والَ قُ وةَ إِالّ بِاهلل‬‘In the name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, and there is neither might nor power except withAllah.’ ‫اَّلُم إِِّن أَعُوذُ بِك أَن أَضل، أّو أُضل، أَو أَزل، أَو أُزل، أَو أَظْلِم، أَو أُظْلَم، أَو أَجهل، أَو ُيهل علَي‬ َّ َ َ َ ُْ ْ َ َ ْ ْ َ ْ َ ْ َّ َ ْ َِّ ْ َّ َ ْ َّ ْ َ ِ ‫َّ َّ ي‬‘O Allah, I seek refuge with You from leading others astray, causing others to slip or being caused toslip by others, doing wrong or being wronged by others, or behaving foolishly or being treatedfoolishly by others.’When Mounting an Animal or Mode of Transport ، ‫بِسم اهلل والْحمد لِلَّه س ْبحان الَّذي س َّر لَناَ هذا وما كنَّا لَهُ مقرنِين وإِنَّا إِلَى ربِّناَ لمنْ قلِبُ ون ، الْحمد لِلَّه ، الْحمد لِلَّه‬ ِ ُ َْ ِ ُ َْ َْ َ ُ َ َِْ ُ ُ َ َ َ َ َ‫ْ ِ ِ َ َ ْ ُ ِ ُ َ َ ِ ْ َخ‬ َّ‫الْحمد لِلَّه ، اهللُ أَكبَ ر ، اهللُ أَكبَ ر ، اهللُ أَكبَ ر ، س ْبحانك الَّلُهم إِنِّي ظَلَمت نَفسي فَاغفرلِي فَِإنَّهُ الَ يَ غْفر الذنوب إِال‬ َ ْ ُّ ُ ِ ِ ِ ْ ْ ْ ْ ْ ُ ْ ْ َّ َ َ ُ ُ ْ ُ ْ ُ ْ ِ ُ َْ .‫أَنت‬ َ‘In the name of Allah and all praise if for Allah. How perfect He is, the One Who has placed this(Transport) at our service and we ourselves would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord ifTravel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 8|Pag e
  9. 9. our final destiny. All praise is for Allah, All praise if for Allah, All praise if for Allah. Allah is thegreatest. How perfect You are, O Allah, verily I have wronged my soul, so forgive me, for surely nonecan forgive sins except You.’During Travel ‫اهللُ أَكبَ ر ، اهللُ أَكبَ ر ، اهللُ أَكبَ ر‬ ُ ْ ُ ْ ُ ْ ، ‫سبحان الَّذي س َّر لَناَ هذا وما كنَّا لَهُ مقرنِين وإِنَّا إِلَى ربِّناَ لمن قلِبُ ون‬ َ ْ َ ُْ َ َِْ ُ ُ َ َ َ َ َ‫ُ ْ َ َ ِ ْ َخ‬ ِ‫اَلَّلهم إنَّا نَسألُك فِي سفرناَ هذا البِر والتَّ قوى ومن العمل ماَ تَرضى اَلَّلهم هون علَيناَ سفرناَ هذا واْْو عنَّا بُعدُُ. الَلَّهم أَنت‬ َ ْ َ ِ َ َ َ َ َ َ ْ َ ْ ِّ َ َّ َُ َّ ُ َ ْ ِ ََ َ َ ْ َ َّ َ َ ِ َ َ ْ َ ْ َّ ُ ِ َ ِ َ ْ ُ ِ ْ ُ ِ ْ َ ِ َ‫َ ِ ْ َ ْ ِ َّ َ ِ و‬ َّ ُ ِ ْ َ َ ِ َ َّ ْ ُ ِ َّ ‫الصاحب فِي السَفَر والخلِيفةُ في األَهل الّلهم إنِّي أَعُوذُ بِك من وعثاء السفر كآبَة المنظَر وسوء المن قلَب في المال‬ ِْ . ‫واألَهل‬ َ ُْ ِ َ َ َ ُْ َ ْ َ ْ .‫آئِبُ ون تَائِبُ ون عَابِدون لِربِّناَ حامدون‬ (i) ‘Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, How perfect He is, The One Who has place this (transport) at our service, and we ourselves would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord if our final destiny. O Allah, we ask You for birr and taqwaa in this journey of ours, and we ask You for deeds which please You. OAllah, facilitate our journey and let us cover its distance quickly. O Allah, You are The Companion onthe journey and The Successor over the family, O Allah, I take refuge with You from the difficulties oftravel, from having a change of hearts and being in a bad predicament, and I take refuge in You froman ill fated outcome with wealth and family.’…upon returning the same supplication is recited with the following addition:(ii) ‘We return, repent, worship and praise our Lord.’ (iii) Malik related to me that he heard that when the Messenger of Allah set foot in the stirrupintending to travel, he would say, "In the name of Allah. O Allah! You are my companion in thejourney and the Khalifa of my family. O Allah! Spread out the earth for us and make the journey easyfor us. O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the hardship of the journey and from returning to sorrowand a distressing sight regarding property and family."Translation of Maliks Muwatta, Book 54(iv) Malik related to me from a reliable source of his from Yaqub ibn Abdullah al-Ashajj from Bushribn Said from Sad ibn Abi Waqqas from Khawla bint Hakim that the Messenger of Allah said,"Whoever dismounts to rest in a place should say, I seek refuge with the complete words of AllahTravel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 9|Pag e
  10. 10. from the evil of what he created, (audhu bi kalimati-llahi at-tammati min sharri ma khalaqa), andnothing will harm him until he remounts."Translation of Maliks Muwatta, Book 54Of the Resident for the Traveler . ‫أَستَ ودعُ اهللَ دينَك وأَماَنتَك ، وخواتِيْم عملِك‬ َ ََ َ ََ َ َ َ َ َ ِ ِ ْ ْ‘I place your religion, your faithfulness and the ends of your deeds in the trust of Allah.’ . ‫زودك اهللُ التَّ قوى ، وغَفر ذنبَك ويَسر لَك الْخي ر حيثُماَ كنت‬ َ ْ ُ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ َ َّ َ َ َ َ َ َ َ ْ َ َ ََّ‘May Allah endow you with taqwaa forgive your sins and facilitate all good for you, wherever yoube.’Of the Traveler for the Resident ِ َ ُ ِ . ُ‫أَستَ ودعُكم اللَّ ه الَّ ذي الَ تَضيع وداَئِعُه‬ ِ َُ ُ ْ ْ‘I place you in the trust of Allah, whose trust is never misplaced.’Stopping or Lodging َ َ َ ِّ َ ْ ِ ِ ّ ِ ِ َ ِ َ ْ . ‫أَعُوذُ بِكلمات اللّه التَّامَات من شر ما خلَق‬‘I take refuge in Allah’s perfect words from the evil that He has created.’Upon entering a City, Town or Village ِ ِ ِ َّ َّ َّ ُ ‫اللَّه م رب السموات السبع وم ا أَظْلَلْن ، ورب األَراضي ن السبع وم ا أَقْ لَلْن ، ورب الش يَاْيْن وما أَضلَلْن ورب الرياَح وما‬ َ َ ِ ِّ َّ َ َ َ ْ َ َ َ َّ َّ َ َ َ َ َ ِ ْ َّ َ ْ َ َّ َ َ َ َ َ ِ ْ َّ ََ َ ِ .‫ذَريْن. أَس أَلُك خي ر هذُِ الْقرية وخي ر أَهلها وخي ر ما فِي ها ، وأَعُوذُ بِك من شرها وشر أَهلها ، وشر ما فِي ها‬ ِ ِ ِ ِ َ ْ َ ِّ َ َ َ ْ ِّ َ َ َ ِّ َ ْ َ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ َ ْ َ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ َ ْ َ َ ْ َ َ‘O Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and all that they envelop, Lord ofthe seven earths and all that they carry, Lord of the devils and allwhom they misguide, Lord of the winds and all whom they whiskaway. I ask You for the goodness of this village, the goodness of itsinhabitants and for all the goodness found within it and I take refugewith You from the evil of this village, the evil of it’s inhabitants andfrom all the evil found within it.’Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 10 | P a g e
  11. 11. Du’a of the Guest for their Host .‫اللَّهم بَارك لَهم فِيما رزقْتَ هم ، واغفر لَهم وارحمهم‬ ِ ْ ُ ْ َ ْ َ ْ ُ ْ ْ َ ْ ُ َ َ َ ْ ْ ُ ْ ِ َّ ُ‘O Allah, bless for them, that which You have provided them, forgive them and have mercy uponthem.’Du’a of the Traveler as Dawn Approaches ِ َِِ ِ َ َ ْ ِ َ ْ َ َ ْ َ ِ ِ ْ ُ َ ِ َِْ ٌ َ َ َِ ِ .‫سمع سامع بِحمد اهلل وحسن بَالَئِه علَيناَ. ربَّنَا صاحبنَا وأَفْضل علَْينَا ع ائِذاً بِاهلل من النَّار‬(i) ‘May a witness, be witness to our praise of Allah for His favors and bounties upon us. Our Lord,protect us, show favor on us and deliver us from every evil. I take refuge in Allah from the fire.’(ii) Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: Whenever we went up a place we would say, "Allahu--Akbar (i.e.Allah is Greater)", and whenever we went down a place we would say, "Subhan Allah."Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 52Volume 4, Book 52, Number 236Du’a upon Entering a Home َّ‫ْ ِ ِ َ ْ َ ْ ِ ِ َ َ ْ َ َ َ و‬ ‫. بِس م اهلل ولَجن اَ، وبِس م اهلل خ رجنَا، وعلَى ربِّنَا تَ َكلْ نَا‬‘In the name of Allah we enter and in the name of Allah we leave, and upon our Lord we place ourtrust.’For more information on Travel Etiquettes, Supplications and Ahadith, please visit us atwww.crescentrating.com or email us at info@crescentrating.com.Travel Etiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith 11 | P a g e

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