Dua When Mounting an Animal or Any Means of Transport

In the past, animals were used as a means of transportation worldwide. The residents of desert states like Arabia, use camels because they are the only animals to walk without losing balance in loose sand. In the 21st century, we use automobiles to commute to our educational institutes, workplaces, and homes. Whether you are mounting an animal or whether you are getting into a car, train, airplane, or any other form of transport, you must start with Allah's name. It's ideal to seek Allah's protection before we get into our vehicles. You never know which calamity remembering Allah before traveling will protect you from and which blessing it may bring your way.

Hisnul Muslim

When mounting an animal or any means of transport

Travel Duas

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ، سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَناَ هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ، وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ، الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ، الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ، الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ، اللَّهُ أكْبَرُ، اللَّهُ أكْبَرُ، اللَّهُ أكْبَرُ، سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي، فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَاَّ أَنْتَ

Bismillaah , Alhamdu lillaah . Subhaanal-lathee sakhkhara lanaa haathaa wa maa kunnaa lahu muqrineen. Wa 'innaa 'ilaa Rabbinaa lamunqaliboon . Alhamdu lillaah, alhamdu lillaah, alhamdu lillaah, Allaahu 'Akbar, Allaahu 'Akbar, Allaahu 'Akbar, subhaanakal-laahumma 'innee dhalamtu nafsee faghfir lee, fa'innahu laa yaghfiruth-thunooba 'illaa 'Anta.

With the Name of Allah. Praise is to Allah. Glory is to Him Who has provided this for us though we could never have had it by our efforts. Surely, unto our Lord we are returning. Praise is to Allah. Praise is to Allah. Praise is to Allah. Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great. Glory is to You. O Allah, I have wronged my own soul. Forgive me, for surely none forgives sins but You.

[Hisnul 206] [Abu Dawud 3/34, At-Tirmizi 5/501.]

Etiquettes of Reciting Dua When Mounting an Animal or Any Means of Transport

The Prophet (pbuh) used to perform two raka'at nawafil before he set off on a journey. The Prophet (pbuh) said: "When you leave your house, perform two raka'at, and this will safeguard you against evil." Therefore, it is also recommended to perform 2 rakkat nawafil followed by the recitation of the dua for mounting any means of transport.

Benefits of Reciting Dua When Mounting an Animal or Any Means of Transport

God forbid, commutes on modern vehicles can be dangerous in case of speeding, an issue with your vehicle, and other risks associated with setting off on long travel journeys. Therefore, reciting the above-mentioned dua can bring Allah Almighty's help and blessings in assuring your journey is safe, convenient, and free of any calamities.


It is recommended to recite Surah Al-Kafirun before you mount a vehicle and set off on a journey. It is important for us as Muslims to remember Allah no matter where we are and what we are doing, including starting a journey. Surah Al-Kafirun is a powerful surah that can help with protection and safety.
Every Dua that a believer makes is heard by Allah Almighty. Therefore, the dua for transportation will also surely be heard and responded to by Allah Almighty.