Alhamdulillah, dah selamat tiba di Dublin from Madrid 2 hr lepas… perasaan? bercampur baur…. sedih, gembira, seronok, bengang pn ade….(kenapa? nnt kite cite kemudian…)
Well, i have something to share especially for those who are going to travel somewhere… patutnye bende ni ditulis before my departure to Madrid, tapi haritu x sempat… kelam kabut… apepun, semoga ia bermanfaat!! =D
From The Kitab of ettiquette of travelling, Riyadh-us-Soliheen:
1. THE DESIRABILITY OF UNDERTAKING A JOURNEY IN A GROUP AND APPOINTING A LEADER.
'Amr bin Shu'ayb r.a. reported:
Allah's messenger s.a.w. said, "A single rider is (acompanied with) Satan and two riders are (accompanied with) two Satans. Three riders form a group."
[Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa'i]
The hadeeth tells us that at least 3 travelling companions are preferable, because if they are only two, one may drop due to some emergency and the other will remain alone. One or two riders (travellers) have been described in the Hadeeth as "accompanied with Satan" and this means that they can hardly escaped from the devil. However, in case of three, they will remain immune from satanic insinuations.
Abu Sa'id al-Khudry and Abu Hurairah r.a. reported:
Allah's messenger S.a.w. said, "When three persons set out a journey, they should appoint one of them as their leader."
[Abu Dawud – Hasan]
Choosing anyone as leader means that a journey should be undertaken under his guidance and instructions. This has many benefits. The person to be appointed as a leader over a group of travellers, should fulfill certain important conditions, including the fact that he should be the most knowledgeable in religious matters and travelling conditions.
2. SUPPLICATION AT THE TIME OF RIDING
Ibn 'Umar r.a. reported:
Whenever Rasulullah s.a.w. mounted his camel for setting out on a journey, he would recite: "Far removed fom imperfection is The One Who has made this subservient to us, for we have no power to subjugate it, and certainly to our Rabb shal we return. O Allah, we ask You during this journey of ours for righteousness, piety and such deeds are pleasing to You. O Allah, make easy for us this journey of ours and make the distance short for us. O Allah, You are our Companion during the journey and the Guardian of the family and the property in our absence. O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the hardship of travelling, inhappiness connected with ghastly scenes and evil turns in proerty and family." When he returned, he recited this supplication making addition of these words: "We are returning in safety, turning to our Rabb, worshiiping Him and praising Him."
This is a ver comprehensice prayer. Man is not safe fro dangers during in ajourney and his absece, safety of his household may worry him, too. In this prayer, Allah is entreated to ensure the safety of the two in most effective words. And none can harm that person who comes under the Watch and Protection of Allah. This prayer should be recited upon starting on a journey as well as returning from it.
3. SUPLICATION ON ALIGHTING AT A HALT
Khawlah bint Hakeem r.a. reported:
I heard Rasulullah s.a.w. saying, "Whosoever alights somewhere and says: 'I seek refuge with the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created,' nothing will harm him until he leaves that place."
Wherever and whenever we stay, be it at night or in the day time, for a short or long duration, we should recite this supplication.
Travel in a group of three or more, especially for Musleemah. (but not too many, sbb nnt maybe susah nk gerak…) perpempuanni suke n mudah sket org nk kacau… lagi2 kalau yg rravel tu so-called 'comel' belaka… mmg seronok org nk kenakan… During our journey, alhamdulillah, wpn 3 org, mmg survive je. Tapi ade gk beberapa gangguan yg tidak dpt dielakkan… maybe kalau ramai2 sket, n besa2 sket, org takdela berani sgt nk kacau kot… InsyaAllah
Mengenai appointing a leader, mungkin kdg2 susah nk cari geng yg mmg good in religious thigie as well as travelling skills, especially if the no. of people in a group is 3 or 4. Mungkin boleh dibahagi2kan tugas… sorg in-charge pasal tpt solat, sorg destinasi yg nk dituju or lawati, sorg transport n tpt tinggal… n yg penting, tolak ansur dan kerjasama… insyaAllah everything will be going fine and smooth.
Doa, jgn sekali2 lupe… krn hanya Allah shj tpt bergantung bg org2 mukmeen. Jgn tunggu bile ade kesukaran baru nk berdoa… ;P