46. The Prayers to Say When Leaving for a Journey

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1ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا صَبَّاحٌ الْحَذَّاءُ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ مُوسَى بْنَ جَعْفَرٍ (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) يَقُولُ لَوْ كَانَ الرَّجُلُ مِنْكُمْ إِذَا أَرَادَ السَّفَرَ قَامَ عَلَى بَابِ دَارِهِ تِلْقَاءَ وَجْهِهِ الَّذِي يَتَوَجَّهُ لَهُ فَقَرَأَ فَاتِحَةَ الْكِتَابِ أَمَامَهُ وَعَنْ يَمِينِهِ وَعَنْ شِمَالِهِ وَآيَةَ الْكُرْسِيِّ أَمَامَهُ وَعَنْ يَمِينِهِ وَعَنْ شِمَالِهِ ثُمَّ قَالَ اللهمَّ احْفَظْنِي وَاحْفَظْ مَا مَعِي وَسَلِّمْنِي وَسَلِّمْ مَا مَعِي وَبَلِّغْنِي وَبَلِّغْ مَا مَعِي بِبَلاغِكَ الْحَسَنِ لَحَفِظَهُ الله وَحَفِظَ مَا مَعَهُ وَسَلَّمَهُ وَسَلَّمَ مَا مَعَهُ وَبَلَّغَهُ وَبَلَّغَ مَا مَعَهُ قَالَ ثُمَّ قَالَ يَا صَبَّاحُ أَ مَا رَأَيْتَ الرَّجُلَ يُحْفَظُ وَلا يُحْفَظُ مَا مَعَهُ وَيَسْلَمُ وَلا يَسْلَمُ مَا مَعَهُ وَيَبْلُغُ وَلا يَبْلُغُ مَا مَعَهُ قُلْتُ بَلَى جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ.


1. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Musa ibn al-Qasim from Sabah al-Hadhdha’ who has said the following: “I once heard Musa ibn Ja‘far, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, say, ‘When one of your people decides to leave for a journey, he should stand at the door of his house. He should face the direction of his journey, read Chapter one of the Holy Quran to his front, right and left side. He then should read Ayatu al-Kursiy (verse 255 of Chapter two) to his front, right and left side, then say, “O Allah, protect me and whatever is with me, keep me and whatever is with me safe, move me and whatever is with me with Your best moving means to our destination.” Allah protects him and whatever is with him, keeps him and whatever is with him safe, and moves him and whatever is with him to his destination.’” “He (the Imam) then said, ‘O Sabbah, ‘Have you seen a person is protected but not what is with him, kept safe but not what is with him and helped to reach his destination but not what is with him?’ I replied, ‘Yes, I have seen. I pray to Allah to keep my soul in service for your cause.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: صحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (7/175)



2ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ عَنِ الْفَضْلِ بْنِ شَاذَانَ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ وَصَفْوَانَ بْنِ يَحْيَى جَمِيعاً عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) قَالَ إِذَا خَرَجْتَ مِنْ بَيْتِكَ تُرِيدُ الْحَجَّ وَالْعُمْرَةَ إِنْ شَاءَ الله فَادْعُ دُعَاءَ الْفَرَجِ وَهُوَ لا إِلَهَ إِلاَّ الله الْحَلِيمُ الْكَرِيمُ لا إِلَهَ إِلاَّ الله الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ سُبْحَانَ الله رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَرَبِّ الأَرَضِينَ السَّبْعِ وَرَبِّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ وَالْحَمْدُ لله رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ثُمَّ قُلْ اللهمَّ كُنْ لِي جَاراً مِنْ كُلِّ جَبَّارٍ عَنِيدٍ وَمِنْ كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ مَرِيدٍ ثُمَّ قُلْ بِسْمِ الله دَخَلْتُ وَبِسْمِ الله خَرَجْتُ وَفِي سَبِيلِ الله اللهمَّ إِنِّي أُقَدِّمُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ نِسْيَانِي وَعَجَلَتِي بِسْمِ الله وَمَا شَاءَ الله فِي سَفَرِي هَذَا ذَكَرْتُهُ أَوْ نَسِيتُهُ اللهمَّ أَنْتَ الْمُسْتَعَانُ عَلَى الأُمُورِ كُلِّهَا وَأَنْتَ الصَّاحِبُ فِي السَّفَرِ وَالْخَلِيفَةُ فِي الأَهْلِ اللهمَّ هَوِّنْ عَلَيْنَا سَفَرَنَا وَاطْوِ لَنَا الأَرْضَ وَسَيِّرْنَا فِيهَا بِطَاعَتِكَ وَطَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ اللهمَّ أَصْلِحْ لَنَا ظَهْرَنَا وَبَارِكْ لَنَا فِيمَا رَزَقْتَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ اللهمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ وَعْثَاءِ السَّفَرِ وَكَآبَةِ الْمُنْقَلَبِ وَسُوءِ الْمَنْظَرِ فِي الأَهْلِ وَالْمَالِ وَالْوَلَدِ اللهمَّ أَنْتَ عَضُدِي وَنَاصِرِي بِكَ أَحُلُّ وَبِكَ أَسِيرُ اللهمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فِي سَفَرِي هَذَا السُّرُورَ وَالْعَمَلَ بِمَا يُرْضِيكَ عَنِّي اللهمَّ اقْطَعْ عَنِّي بُعْدَهُ وَمَشَقَّتَهُ وَاصْحَبْنِي فِيهِ وَاخْلُفْنِي فِي أَهْلِي بِخَيْرٍ وَلا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِالله اللهمَّ إِنِّي عَبْدُكَ وَهَذَا حُمْلانُكَ وَالْوَجْهُ وَجْهُكَ وَالسَّفَرُ إِلَيْكَ وَقَدِ اطَّلَعْتَ عَلَى مَا لَمْ يَطَّلِعْ عَلَيْهِ أَحَدٌ فَاجْعَلْ سَفَرِي هَذَا كَفَّارَةً لِمَا قَبْلَهُ مِنْ ذُنُوبِي وَكُنْ عَوْناً لِي عَلَيْهِ وَاكْفِنِي وَعْثَهُ وَمَشَقَّتَهُ وَلَقِّنِّي مِنَ الْقَوْلِ وَالْعَمَلِ رِضَاكَ فَإِنَّمَا أَنَا عَبْدُكَ وَبِكَ وَلَكَ فَإِذَا جَعَلْتَ رِجْلَكَ فِي الرِّكَابِ فَقُلْ بِسْمِ الله الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ بِسْمِ الله وَالله أَكْبَرُ فَإِذَا اسْتَوَيْتَ عَلَى رَاحِلَتِكَ وَاسْتَوَى بِكَ مَحْمِلُكَ فَقُلْ الْحَمْدُ لله الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِلإِسْلامِ وَعَلَّمَنَا الْقُرْآنَ وَمَنَّ عَلَيْنَا بِمُحَمَّدٍ (صلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) سُبْحَانَ الله سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ وَالْحَمْدُ لله رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ اللهمَّ أَنْتَ الْحَامِلُ عَلَى الظَّهْرِ وَالْمُسْتَعَانُ عَلَى الأَمْرِ اللهمَّ بَلِّغْنَا بَلاغاً يَبْلُغُ إِلَى خَيْرٍ بَلاغاً يَبْلُغُ إِلَى مَغْفِرَتِكَ وَرِضْوَانِكَ اللهمَّ لا طَيْرَ إِلاَّ طَيْرُكَ وَلا خَيْرَ إِلاَّ خَيْرُكَ وَلا حَافِظَ غَيْرُكَ.


2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father, from ibn abu ‘Umayr and Muhammad ibn Isma‘il from al-Fadl ibn Shadhan from ibn abu ‘Umayr and Safwan ibn Yahya all from Mu‘awiyah ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that when you come out of your house with the intention to perform al-Hajj and al-‘Umrah, by the will of Allah, read the prayer of good tidings. ‘No one, except Allah, who is forbearing and gracious, deserves worship. No one, except Allah, the most High, the most Great, deserves worship. Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and seven earths, Lord of the great Throne, is free of all defects and all praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds.’ Thereafter say, ‘O Allah, be my protector against every unjust and hostile person and condemn Satan.’ Then say, ‘I with the name of Allah enter and with the name of Allah I come out, and for the sake of Allah is my journey. O Allah, to overcome my forgetfulness and hastiness, I have begun in the name of Allah and by the will of Allah during my journey, whether I will remember it or forget it (such expressions). O Allah, You are the helper in all of my affairs and You are the companion during the journey and the Deputy in the family. O Allah, make this journey for us easy, make its length shorter, and make us travel in Your obedience and in obedience to You Messenger, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause. O Allah, keep our supplies in good condition, place blessings in the sustenance You have granted us and protect us against the hellfire. O Allah, I seek protection with You against fatigue during my journey, sadness during my return, evil appearance with my possession and before my family. O Allah, from You is my power and support. By Your power I disembark and travel. O Allah, I appeal before You during this journey for happiness and such deeds, which You will like. O Allah, reduce for me the length of this journey and its hardships, be my Companion during this journey and my Deputy in my family with goodness. There is no means and power except the means and power of Allah. O Allah, I am Your servant, this is Your transporting animal, the direction, the journey is toward You, and You have information about matters, which no one beside You has. Make this journey an expiation for my sins that I have committed before this journey. Be my supporter during this journey and suffice for me its fatigue and hardships. Dictate to me the words and deeds that make You happy; I am Your servant with You and for You.’ When you place your foot in the stirrup of the saddle say, ‘In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, in the name of Allah and Allah is great beyond description.’ When you are in place on the saddle and have taken your place in the carriage say, ‘All praise belongs to Allah who guided us to al-Islam, taught us the Quran and has bestowed upon us Muhammad, O Allah, grant compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause. Allah is free of all defects. Allah is free of all defects and it is He who has made this subservient to us. We were not able to do it on our own. To our Lord, we certainly return. All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds. O Allah, You are the carrier on the backs of transport animal and the helper in the matter. O Allah, move us to our destination in the best condition of moving, a moving condition, which will take us to Your forgiveness and happiness. O Allah, there is no omen except Your omen; there is no goodness except Your goodness; and there is no protector except You.’”


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Allamah Baqir al-Majlisi: حسن كالصحيح - Mir‘at al ‘Uqul Fi Sharh Akhbar Al al Rasul (7/176)