Traveling is an essential part of life. We all move from one place to another for many reasons, including daily commute for work and education, relocation, pleasure, and better health care facilities. Islam teaches us manners and duas for every important event of our life, and traveling is one of them. We can find several travel duas in the Quran and Sunnah. The importance of the duas of a traveler is quite evident from the following hadith. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: "Three supplications are accepted, there is no doubt in them (about them being accepted): The supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveler, and the supplication of his father against his son." Hadith number 1905 of Jami At-Tirmidhi

In this section, you will find the travel duas for various phases of a commute, such as leaving home, riding the mode of travel, reaching the destination, and returning home. There are 11 travel duas in this section, all have been collected from the most authentic sources. Arabic text with transliteration and translation is available for each travel dua.


Benefits and Virtues of Reciting Travel Duas in Light of Quran and Sunnah

Traveling is a necessity these days. Travel duas for different occasions and events are available in the Quran and Hadith. Every dua has its exclusive importance and carries enormous benefits. The importance of traveling is explained in the 46th verse of Surah Al-Hajj, as under.

Translation - Have they not journeyed in the land that their hearts might understand and their ears might listen? For indeed it is not the eyes that are blinded; it is rather the hearts in the breasts that are rendered blind.

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ advised to travel during the night time, as explained in the Hadith 964 of Riyad as-Salihin.

Translation - Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Keep to traveling by night because the earth is folded (traversed more easily) during the night."[Abu Dawud].

Travel Duas Provide Protection Against Hardships of Travel

Every dua is aimed at seeking protection from the Almighty Allah against all evils and hardships. Traveling carries various risks, such as leaving home unattended, risking life and possessions during travel, and the risks associated with the mode of travel. So, the travel duas are specifically recited to seek protection from Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى from all possible risks. Hadith 1342 of Sahi Muslim explains how Prophet Muhammad ﷺ used to seek the protection of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى while starting a journey. 

Translation - Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with them) reported that whenever Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) mounted his camel while setting out on a journey, he glorified Allah (uttered Allah-o-Akbar) thrice and then said:

Hallowed is He Who subdued for us this (ride) and we were not ourselves powerful enough to use It as a ride, and we are going to return to our Lord. O Allah, we seek virtue and piety from Thee in this journey of ours and the act which pleaseth Thee. O Allah, lighten this journey of ours, and make its distance easy for us. O Allah, Thou art (our) companion during the journey, and guardian of (our) family. O Allah, I seek refuge with Thee from hardships of the journey, gloominess of the sights, and finding of evil changes in property and family on return. And he (the Holy Prophet) uttered (these words), and made this addition to them: We are returning, repentant, worshipping our Lord. and praising Him.

Travel Duas Provide Protection Against the Unforeseen 

Traveling may involve many unforeseen happenings. Whether you are traveling by road or by air, the chances of an accident cannot be ruled out. Similarly, if traveling long distances, especially by self-driven vehicle, chances of a mishap are always there. Travel duas protect against all these possible risks. Hadith 3426 of Jami At-Tirmidhi teaches us how to seek the protection of Allah from all such risks and threats.

Translation - Anas bin Malik narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Whoever says – that is: when he leaves his house – 'In the Name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, there is no might or power except by Allah (Bismillāh, tawakkaltu `alallāh, lā ḥawla wa lā quwwata illā billāh)' it will be said to him: 'You have been sufficed and protected,' and Shaitan will become distant from him."

Travel Duas Provide Ease and Comfort During the Journey

Reciting duas at the start of a journey or during the journey avoids the hardships of traveling and provides ease and comfort for travelers. Traveling involves lots of discomfort and is often very tiring. By reciting a travel dua before starting the journey, the reciter gets the blessings of Allah, and their travel is much more likely to be easy and comfortable by the will and command of Allah.

Travel Dua Brings Positivity to The Behavior of Travelers

Like any other Dua, the immediate impact of a travel dua is reflected in the behavior of the reciter. Reciting a travel dua absolves the traveler from all worries. He gets relaxed. He gets peace of heart and soul. His faith and trust are much enhanced, resulting in a positivity in his attitude. 

Tips To Incorporate Travel Duas in Our Daily Life  

Traveling may involve quite a few difficulties and problems for the travelers, but when they take refuge in the blessings of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى by way of reciting a travel dua, it is much more likely that their journey will remain free of any mishaps. Traveling or commuting is a part of daily life routine these days; hence, it is highly beneficial to make travel duas a part of our daily routine. Dua is a word of thankfulness and request to Allah, in addition to being a sort of worship. Here are some useful tips for making these duas a part of our daily routine:

  • Learn and memorize travel duas.

  • If the daily commute follows a fixed schedule, enable alerts so you can recite the travel dua each time you start a commute.

  • It might be difficult in the beginning but with repeated recitation, it will become a habit for you. Once it gets your habit, you will never miss it. 

  • Try to learn specific duas for leaving home, starting a journey, reaching the destination, and safely returning home. This might be an advanced phase, but once you have memorized the basic travel dua, you can start learning these specific duas easily.

Read Travel Duas with Muslim and Quran

In the Muslims and the Quran website and mobile app, you can read and learn travel duas easily and swiftly. You can search and read a specific travel dua by easily navigating through the 11 groups specifically organized for this purpose. You can use different features on our mobile app and website to search, read, and learn your desired travel dua.

Different options are available at the bottom of each dua, which may be helpful for you. These are:

  • You can copy any travel dua for use in any other application.

  • You can bookmark any Travel Dua for future use.

  • The add notes option facilitates you to write down any important points about that particular travel dua. 

In the "Settings" button, you can customize the display of Duas, according to your preferences. You can enable or disable the following options:

  • Arabic Text

  • Transliteration

  • Translation

  • Font size

These duas are collected from the most authenticated and trustworthy sources. A detailed reference of the source is given at the bottom of each dua, with the name of the Hadith Book, Chapter, and serial number of Hadith. 

For a better experience of reading and understanding the duas, it is highly recommended to download the Muslim and Quran mobile application. The application is available for both Android and iOS-operated mobile devices. Download now and get instant access to your desired travel duas.