Travel is encouraged in Islam and making Dua for travelling is a way for Muslims to strengthen their relationship with Allah and seek His guidance and help on their journey.
In Islam, it is considered important to seek Allah’s protection and guidance before embarking on a trip.
Dua is an Arabic term that refers to a prayer or supplication in Islam. It is a form of communication between a Muslim and Allah, in which you ask for guidance, forgiveness, help, or any other matter that is important to you.
Dua is considered an integral part of a Muslim’s daily life and is performed at various times, such as after performing daily prayers, during times of difficulty, when expressing gratitude and before and during travel.
There is no specific way to make a dua, and Muslims are encouraged to make dua in their own words, expressing their own feelings and thoughts. However, there are many examples of duas found in the Quran and Hadith, and these can serve as guidance or inspiration for those making a dua.
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Have a look below for some examples of Duas for travelling that you can use in your daily life.
Are Duas accepted in English?
While the Arabic language is considered the sacred language of Islam and many duas are recited in Arabic, it is not necessary to say dua in Arabic.
Muslims can make dua in any language they are comfortable with, as long as they understand the meaning of the words they are saying. In fact, it is encouraged for Muslims to make dua in the language that they understand best, so that the words of their dua are heartfelt and meaningful.
However, it is important to note that many of the duas found in the Quran and Hadith are in Arabic, and reciting these in their original language is considered to carry added blessings and benefits.
So while dua can be made in any language, reciting duas in Arabic is considered to carry added blessings and benefits, but it is not necessary to do so. What is most important is the sincerity and understanding behind the words of the dua.
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Dua to say when on a plane or heading to the airport
My Lord, let me land at a blessed landing place, and You are the best to accommodate [us]. – Surah Al Muminun ayat 29
Dua for when you get on transportation (car, train, bus, tram, ship)
In the name of Allah and all praise is for Allah. How perfect He is, the One Who has placed this transportation at our service and we ourselves would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord is our final destiny. – Jami`at-Tirmidhi 3446
Dua before leaving your house
In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah; there is no might and no power but in Allah. – Sunan Abi Dawud 5095
Dua when returning home from travel
Khaula bint Hakim Sulamiyya reported: I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: When anyone lands at a place and then says:” I seek refuge in the Perfect Word of Allah from the evil of what He has created,” nothing would harm him until he marches from that stopping place. – Sahih Muslim 2708a
Dua for a loved one who is travelling
May Allah make Taqwa your provision, direct you towards goodness and may He be sufficient for you in distress