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Safar ki dua
“Safar ki dua”, also known as the prayer for traveling refers to the prayer or supplication recited by Muslims before embarking on a journey or traveling. The dua is meant to seek protection and blessings from Allah (SWT) during the journey.
The Safar ki dua, or the dua for traveling, is as follows:
“سُبْحَانَ الَّذِيْ سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَـٰذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِيْنَ، وَإِنَّا إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُوْنَ”
Transliteration: Subhanallathi sakhkhara lana hadha wama kunna lahu muqrineen, wa-inna ila rabbina lamunqaliboon.
Translation: “Glory be to Him who has placed this (transport) at our service, and we ourselves would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord, we shall all return.”
Reciting this dua before starting a journey is a Sunnah, a recommended practice followed by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Safar ki dua reminds Muslims that everything belongs to Allah and that they are the only travelers in this world. It is a way to acknowledge that they are not in control of their lives and to seek Allah’s guidance and protection in all their endeavors.
In addition to reciting the prayer, Muslims are also advised to take necessary precautions while traveling. These precautions include packing necessary items, making sure the vehicle is in good condition, and following traffic rules.
Safar ki dua is a crucial supplication that Muslims recite before beginning a journey. It is a way to ask Allah for protection, guidance, and blessings for a safe and successful journey.
By reciting this dua, Muslims acknowledge that everything belongs to Allah and seek His protection in all their endeavors.
Hadith related to Safar:
- Abdullah ibn Umar (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: “When you set out on a journey, then strive to be in a state of remembrance of Allah, of supplication, and of good deeds. For indeed the traveler is a guest of Allah.” (Sunan At-Tirmidhi)
In the Muslim faith, every journey, regardless of length, is believed to be a test from Allah. Therefore, it is essential to seek His protection and blessings before starting the journey. Safar ki dua is a way of asking Allah to guide and protect the traveler during the journey.
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