Dua for Stopping and Lodging Somewhere

Stopping or lodging somewhere during your traveling journey, especially in an unfamiliar place or area, can be an anxiety-inducing experience. However, remembrance of Allah during times when we feel threatened, at risk, or anxious can help bring calm and peace. The Quran says: ‘’Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find comfort’’ – Ayah ar-Ra’d 13:28. Therefore, recite the dua given below whenever you’re in a place that seems unfamiliar or potentially unsafe.

Hisnul Muslim

Stopping or lodging somewhere

Travel Duas

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

'A'oothu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaati min sharri maa khalaq.

I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created.

[Hisnul 216] [Muslim 4/2080.]

Etiquettes for Reciting Dua For Stopping And Lodging Somewhere

The dua should be recited whenever you’re on a journey and have to unexpectedly or expectedly make a stop in a place temporarily before you can resume your journey again. Reciting the dua given above and remembering Allah in times of restlessness and danger can help you get protection from evil, harm, and any illness that can befall you. The dua can also help get Allah Almighty’s blessings and ensure safety and convenience for the rest of your journey.


Dua: بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْـتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ، وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُـوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ. Roman Arabic: Bismil-lah, tawakkaltu AAalal-lah, wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah. English Translation: In the name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, and there is no might nor power except with Allah. Source: Abu Dawud 4:325, Al-Tirmidhi 5:490
Islam is a religion that covers all aspects of our lives as believers. Along with five obligatory prayers, Allah Almighty has commanded us to seek His blessings and supplicate to Him before we undertake any action or make a decision to protect us from harm and evil and bring goodness. Therefore, making dua during traveling and during other actions, such as stopping or lodging somewhere during our journey, can help provide protection against evil and harm and bring safety during our journey and stay.