Every human being travels from one place to another across the world. They may travel along with family or solo. But no one can predict that the journey will be 100% safe. That’s why hundreds of thousands of people every year lose their lives due to vehicle accidents and plane crashes. The main question that arises is how to protect ourselves while travelling. So, Islam is the only religion that protects us from accidents by reciting the specific Dua for Travelling.
Muslims worldwide believe that ALLAH (SWT) provides us with supplications for everything, whether sitting, eating, sleeping, travelling, etc. Muslims always seek help from ALLAH while reciting dua for travelling because He is the only one in the entire Universe who can protect us from any danger.
Best Dua for Travelling with English Translation:
The most authentic supplication for travelling anywhere in the world is:
سُبْحَـٰنَ ٱلَّذِى سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَـٰذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُۥ مُقْرِنِينَ وَإِنَّآ إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا لَمُنقَلِبُون
Subhana-llazii sakh-khara lana haza wa ma kunna lahu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbina la munqalibun.
Greatness toward Him Who created this transportation, for us, though we were unable to create it on our own. And towards our we shall return.
Dua For Leaving the House:
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said to perform two raka’at of Sunnah prayers before leaving the house to travel somewhere. This will protect you from evil. Similarly, again perform two raka’at when you return home.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْـتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ، وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُـوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ
Bismil-lahe, tawakkaltu AAalal-lahe, wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah.
In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah, and there is no strength nor power except Allah.
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Dua for Travelling from Hadith:
The Hadith was narrated from Abd Allah ibn Umar (RA) that when the Holy Prophet (PBUH) mounted his camel to start a journey, he would say Takbeer three times and then say this supplication:
Subhana-llazii sakh-khara lana haza wa ma kunna lahu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbina la munqalibun
The recitation of this dua for travel will take only a few seconds, but the profit will be more than that. After reciting the dua, everyone should need to trust ALLAH Almighty.
Dua After Returning from Journey:
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
A uzhu bikalimati llahit-tammati min sharri ma khalaq
I seek refuge in perfect words of Allah from the evil of what He has created
People travel for business or for refreshment, and this gives relaxation to the soul. Travelling increases the maturity level of people because they meet people with different minds sitting across the world. As Muslims, we believe that if we follow the complete way of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) while travelling will protect our life accident and evils.