Prophet Muhammad (SAW) taught many duas and supplications for us to pray and take benefit from in our lives. From among the duas he SAW and his companions passed down, duas for travelling can be frequently used today which we should try and read every time we go somewhere.
1. Dua for travel
Translation of dua for travelling
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. Oh 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.
Oh 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. [upon returning the same supplication is recited with the following addition] (We return, repent, worship and praise our Lord.)
2. Dua when sitting in any means of transport
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.
3. Dua of the traveller for the resident
I place you in the trust of Allah, whose trust is never misplaced.
4. Prayer of the traveller as dawn approaches – Duas for travelling
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.
5. Dua upon entering a town or village etc
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.
6. Stopping or lodging somewhere
I take refuge in Allah’s perfect words from the evil that He has created.
7. While returning from travel
Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. 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.
Summary on Duas for Travelling
Try to memorize these amazing supplications and duas for travelling by heart and teach it to your family and friends. Insha’Allah it will keep you safe on journeys and Allah will send down His mercy and blessings upon you.