The Prayers for Travelling
Here is a collection of some of the most rigorously authenticated duaas, or prayers, that the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) would make when setting out on a journey.
وَجَعَلَ لَكُمْ مِنُ الْفُلْكِ وَ الأنْعَامِ مَا تَر كَبُون(12) لِتَسۡتَوُ ۥاْ عَلَىٰ ظُهُورِهِۦ ثُمَّ تَذۡكُرُواْ نِعۡمَةَ رَبِّكُمۡ إِذَا ٱسۡتَوَيۡتُمۡ عَلَيۡهِ وَتَقُولُواْ سُبحَانَ الذي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذا ومَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقرِنِينَ(13) وإِنَّا إلى رَبِّنَا لمنقَلِبُونَ
Ashhadu an la ilaha illa-llahu wahdahu la sharika lah, wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasuluh, Allahumma-j’alni mina-t-tawwabin, wa-j’alni mina-l-mutatahhirin, subhanaka-llahumma wa bi-hamdik, ashhadu an la ilaha illa Ant, astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk.
I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, One without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. O Allah, make me of those who repent and make me one of those who purify themselves. Glory be to You, Allah, and to You belongs all praise. I bear witness that there is no god but You. I ask Your forgiveness and I repent to You.
These extracts were taken, with permission from the publisher and editor, from The Book of Remembrances, written by Imam An Nawawi, revised and edited by Muhammad Isa Waley, and published by Turath Publishing in the U.K. , second printing, 2016.
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