Islam encourages Muslims to travel and explore the world as it is seen as a way of gaining knowledge, experiencing different cultures, and growing both personally and spiritually.
Muslims have been travelling for centuries, exploring new lands, cultures, and ways of life. From the early days of Islam to the present, Muslim travellers have been driven by a sense of curiosity and adventure, as well as a desire to deepen their faith and connect with the global Muslim community.
The Islamic pilgrimage, Hajj, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and requires Muslims to travel to Mecca at least once in their lifetime if they are financially and physically able.
In this post, I’ll share some of the best Muslim travel quotes that will inspire you to embark on your own journey of discovery and spiritual growth.
These quotes remind us of the blessings of travel, the importance of gratitude and reflection, and the role of travel in expanding our understanding of Islam and ourselves.
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TRAVEL QUOTES IN THE QURAN
It is He Who has made for you the stars that you may follow the right direction in the darkness of the land and the sea. We have indeed spelled out signs for the people who have knowledge. – Quran 6:97
And he cast mountains on the earth, lest it shifts with you; and rivers, and roads, so that you may be guided. – Quran 16:15
My lord, increase me in knowledge. – Quran 20:114
Have they not journeyed in the land, and had minds to reason with, or ears to listen with? It is not the eyes that go blind, but it is the hearts, within the chests, that go blind. – Quran 22:46
Travel throughout the land and see how He originated the creation, then Allah will bring it into being one more time. Surely Allah is Most Capable of everything. – Quran 29:20
Between them and the towns We had blessed, We placed prominent towns, and We made the travel between them easy. “Travel between them by night and day, in safety.” – Quran 34:18
And He is with you wherever you are. – Quran 57:4
It is He who made the earth manageable for you, so travel its regions, and eat of His provisions. To Him is the Resurgence. – Quran 67:15
Check out this list of Islamic Duas for Travel
HADITH TRAVEL QUOTES
“Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a wayfarer.” – Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), reported by Abdullah ibn Umar. Hadith 40.
If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. – Sunan Abi Dawud 3641
OTHER ISLAMIC TRAVEL QUOTES
Leave your country in search of loftiness and travel! For in travel there are five benefits: Relief of adversity, earning of livelihood, knowledge, etiquette, and noble companionship. – Imam as-Shafi
Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta
Travel brings power and love back into your life. – Rumi
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. – Rumi
What a joy to travel the way of the heart. – Rumi