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89. Supplication said when mounting an animal or any means of transport

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(197)

 In the name of Allah and all praise is for Allah.  How perfect He is, the One Who has placed this (transport) at our service and we ourselves would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord is our final destiny.  All praise is for Allah, All praise is for Allah, All praise is for Allah,  Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. How perfect You are, O Allah, verily I have wronged my soul, so forgive me, for surely none can forgive sins except You.

197) Bismi Allāhi, Wa Al-Ĥamdu Lillāh, Subĥāna Al-Ladhī Sakhkhara Lanā Hādhā Wa Mā Kunnā Lahu Muqrinīna, Wa 'Innā 'Ilá Rabbinā Lamunqalibūna, Al-Ĥamdu Lillāhi, Al-Ĥamdu Lillāhi, Al-Ĥamdu Lillāhi, Allāhu 'Akbaru, Allāhu 'Akbaru, Allāhu 'Akbaru, Subĥānaka Al-Lahumma 'Innī Žalamtu Nafsī Fāghfir Lī, Fa'innahu Lā Yaghfiru Adh-Dhunūba 'Illā 'Anta. (197) .
 
     

90. Supplication for travel

 

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 Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, How perfect He is, The One Who has placed this (transport) at our service, and we ourselves would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord is our final destiny.  O Allah, we ask You for birr and taqwa in this journey of ours, and we ask You for deeds which please You.  O Allah, facilitate our journey and let us cover its distance quickly.  O Allah, You are The Companion on the journey and The Successor over the family, O Allah, I take refuge with You from the difficulties of travel, from having a change of hearts and being in a bad predicament, and I take refuge in You from an ill fated outcome with wealth and family.

birr and taqwa: two comprehensive terms which individually, refer to all good actions and obedience i.e. performing the commanded actions and avoiding the prohibited actions.  When combined together, birr refers to doing those actions which have been commanded and taqwa refers to avoiding those actions which have been prohibited.

A successor: one who succeeds another due to the latters absence or death.  This is the correct meaning of the word khaleefah; thus, it is incorrect to believe that Adam is the khaleefah (vicegerent, as is commonly translated) of Allah on earth because Allah is never absent, and will never die.  This supplication proves the correct understanding of this term and shows that Allah succeeds us and guards whom we leave behind when we die or are absent.

upon returning the same supplication is recited with the following addition:

 We return, repent, worship and praise our Lord.

(198) Allāhu 'Akbaru, Allāhu 'Akbaru, Allāhu 'Akbaru, Subĥāna Al-Ladhī Sakhkhara Lanā Hādhā Wa Mā Kunnā Lahu Muqrinīna, Wa 'Innā 'Ilá Rabbinā Lamunqalibūna, Al-Lahumma 'Innā Nas'aluka Fī Safarinā Hādhā Al-Birra Wa At-Taqwá, Wa Mina Al-`Amali Mā Tarđá, Al-Lahumma Hawwin `Alaynā Safaranā Hādhā Wa Aţwi `Annā Bu`dahu, Al-Lahumma 'Anta Aş-Şāĥibu Fī As-Safari, Wa Al-Khalīfatu Fī Al-'Ahli, Al-Lahumma 'Innī 'A`ūdhu Bika Min Wa `Thā'i As-Safari, Wa Ka'ābati Al-Manžari, Wa Sū'i Al-Munqalabi Fī Al-Māli Wa Al-'Ahli. 'Āyibūna Tā'ibūna `Ābidūna Lirabbinā Ĥāmidūna. (198) . .
 
     

91. Supplication upon entering a town or villageetc

 

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 O Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and all that they envelop, Lord of the seven earths and all that they carry, Lord of the devils and all whom they misguide, Lord of the winds and all whom they whisk away. I ask You for the goodness of this village, the goodness of its inhabitants and for all the goodness found within it and I take refuge with You from the evil of this village, the evil of its inhabitants and from all the evil found within it.

(199) Al-Lahumma Rabba As-Samawāti As-Sab`i Wa Mā 'Ažlalana, Wa Rabba Al-'Arāđīna As-Sab`i Wa Mā 'Aqlalna, Wa Rabba Ash-Shayāţīni Wa Mā 'Ađlalna, Wa Rabba Ar-Riyāĥi Wa Mā Dharayna, 'As'aluka Khayra Hadhihi Al-Qaryati Wa Khayra 'Ahlihā, Wa Khayra Mā Fīhā Wa 'A`ūdhu Bika Min Sharrihā Wa Sharri 'Ahlihā, Wa Sharri Mā Fīhā. (199) ǡ ǡ ǡ .
 
     

92. When entering the market

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(200)  

 None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise.  He gives life and causes death, and He is living and does not die.  In His hand is all good and He is over all things, omnipotent. 

(200) Lā 'Ilāha 'Illā Allāhu Waĥdahu Lā Sharīka Lahu, Lahu Al-Mulku Wa Lahu Al-Ĥamdu, Yuĥyī Wa Yumītu Wa Huwa Ĥayyun Lā Yamūtu, Biyadihi Al-Khayru Wa Huwa `Alá Kulli Shay'in Qadīrun. (200) .
     

93. Supplication for when the mounted animal (or mean of transport) stumbles

 

 

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(201)

 In the name of Allah.

(201) Bismi Al-Lhi. (201) .
 
     
94. Supplication of the traveller for the resident  

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(202) I place you in the trust of Allah, whose trust is never misplaced.

(202) 'Astawdi`ukumu Al-Laha Al-Ladhī Lā Tađī`u Wa Dā'i`uhu. (202) .
     

95. Supplication of the resident for the traveller

 

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(203)  

 I place your religion, your faithfulness and the ends of your deeds in the trust of Allah.

(203) 'Astawdi`u Al-Laha Dīnaka Wa 'Amānataka, Wa Khawātīma `Amalika. (203) .

(204)  

 May Allah endow you with taqwa, forgive your sins and facilitate all good for you, wherever you be.

taqwa: a comprehensive term which refers to all good actions and obedience i.e. performing the commanded actions and avoiding the prohibited actions.

(204) Zawwadaka Al-Lahu At-Taqwá, Wa Ghafara Dhanbaka, Wa Yassara Laka Al-Khayra Ĥaythumā Kunta.
 
(204) .
     

96. Remembrance while ascending or descending

 

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(205)

 Jabir t said: While ascending, we would say:

 Allah is the greatest.

and when descending, we would say:

 How perfect Allah is.

Jabir (R) said: While ascending, we would say:

(205) Allāhu 'Akbaru.

and when descending, we would say:

Subĥāna Allāhi.

(205) : " ǡ ".

(205) . .
 
     

97. Prayer of the traveller as dawn approaches

 

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(206)  

 May a witness, be witness to our praise of Allah for His favours and bounties upon us.  Our Lord, protect us, show favour on us and deliver us from every evil.  I take refuge in Allah from the fire.

(206) Sami`a Sāmi`u Biĥamdi Allāhi Wa Ĥusni Balā'ihi `Alaynā. Rabbanā Şāĥibnā Wa 'Afđil `Alaynā `Ā'idhāan Billāhi Mina An-Nāri. (206) . .
 
Stopping or lodging somewhere  

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(207)  

 I take refuge in Allahs perfect words from the evil that He has
(207) 'A`ūdhu Bikalimāti Allāhi At-Tāmmāti Min Sharri Mā Khalaqa.
 
(207) .
     

99. While returning from travel

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(208)  

Ibn AAumar t reported that the Messenger of Allah r on return from a battle or from performing the pilgrimage would say at every high point:

 Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest.

and then he would say:

 None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner.  To Him belongs all sovereignty and praise, and He is over all things omnipotent.  We return, repent, worship and praise our Lord.  Allah fulfilled His promise, aided His Servant, and single-handedly defeated the allies.

(208) Allāhu 'Akbaru, Allāhu  'Akbaru, Allāhu 'Akbaru. Lā 'Ilāha 'Illā Allāhu Waĥdahu Lā Sharīka Lahu, Lahu Al-Mulku Wa Lahu Al-Ĥamdu, Wa Huwa `Alá Kulli Shay'in Qadīrun, 'Āyibūna Tā'ibūna `Ābidūna Lirabbinā Ĥāmidūna, Şadaqa Allāhu Wa `Dahu, Wa Naşara `Abdahu, Wa Hazama Al-'Aĥzāba Wa Ĥdahu. (208) . ѡ .
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