Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > Prayers During the Journey
Hadith #5

5ـ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ حَمَّادٍ عَنْ رَجُلٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْمُكَارِي عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله قَالَ إِذَا خَرَجْتَ فِي سَفَرٍ فَقُلِ اللهمَّ إِنِّي خَرَجْتُ فِي وَجْهِي هَذَا بِلا ثِقَةٍ مِنِّي بِغَيْرِكَ وَلا رَجَاءٍ آوِي إِلَيْهِ إِلاَّ إِلَيْكَ وَلا قُوَّةٍ أَتَّكِلُ عَلَيْهَا وَلا حِيلَةٍ أَلْجَأُ إِلَيْهَا إِلاَّ طَلَبَ فَضْلِكَ وَابْتِغَاءَ رِزْقِكَ وَتَعَرُّضاً لِرَحْمَتِكَ وَسُكُوناً إِلَى حُسْنِ عَادَتِكَ وَأَنْتَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا سَبَقَ لِي فِي عِلْمِكَ فِي سَفَرِي هَذَا مِمَّا أُحِبُّ أَوْ أَكْرَهُ فَإِنَّمَا أُوقِعْتُ عَلَيْهِ يَا رَبِّ مِنْ قَدَرِكَ فَمَحْمُودٌ فِيهِ بَلاؤُكَ وَمُنْتَصِحٌ عِنْدِي فِيهِ قَضَاؤُكَ وَأَنْتَ تَمْحُو مَا تَشَاءُ وَتُثْبِتُ وَعِنْدَكَ أُمُّ الْكِتَابِ اللهمَّ فَاصْرِفْ عَنِّي مَقَادِيرَ كُلِّ بَلاءٍ وَمَقْضِيَّ كُلِّ لاوَاءٍ وَابْسُطْ عَلَيَّ كَنَفاً مِنْ رَحْمَتِكَ وَلُطْفاً مِنْ عَفْوِكَ وَسَعَةً مِنْ رِزْقِكَ وَتَمَاماً مِنْ نِعْمَتِكَ وَجِمَاعاً مِنْ مُعَافَاتِكَ وَأَوْقِعْ عَلَيَّ فِيهِ جَمِيعَ قَضَائِكَ عَلَى مُوَافَقَةِ جَمِيعِ هَوَايَ فِي حَقِيقَةِ أَحْسَنِ أَمَلِي وَادْفَعْ مَا أَحْذَرُ فِيهِ وَمَا لا أَحْذَرُ عَلَى نَفْسِي وَدِينِي وَمَالِي مِمَّا أَنْتَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِ مِنِّي وَاجْعَلْ ذَلِكَ خَيْراً لآِخِرَتِي وَدُنْيَايَ مَعَ مَا أَسْأَلُكَ يَا رَبِّ أَنْ تَحْفَظَنِي فِيمَنْ خَلَّفْتُ وَرَائِي مِنْ وُلْدِي وَأَهْلِي وَمَالِي وَمَعِيشَتِي وَحُزَانَتِي وَقَرَابَتِي وَإِخْوَانِي بِأَحْسَنِ مَا خَلَفْتَ بِهِ غَائِباً مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي تَحْصِينِ كُلِّ عَوْرَةٍ وَحِفْظٍ مِنْ كُلِّ مَضِيعَةٍ وَتَمَامِ كُلِّ نِعْمَةٍ وَكِفَايَةِ كُلِّ مَكْرُوهٍ وَسَتْرِ كُلِّ سَيِّئَةٍ وَصَرْفِ كُلِّ مَحْذُورٍ وَكَمَالِ كُلِّ مَا يَجْمَعُ لِيَ الرِّضَا وَالسُّرُورَ فِي جَمِيعِ أُمُورِي وَافْعَلْ ذَلِكَ بِي بِحَقِّ مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَصَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَالسَّلامُ عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمْ وَرَحْمَةُ الله وَبَرَكَاتُهُ.

5. Ahmad ibn abu ‘Abd Allah has narrated from Muhammad ibn Ali from Hammad from a man from abu Sa‘id al-Mukariy who has said the following: “Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that when you come out for a journey say, ‘O Allah, I have come out in this direction without placing my trust in anyone other than You. I do not have any hope in anyone to which I incline except to You. I have no power to rely on, or any plan to use, except seeking favors from You. I seek kindness from You and comfort in Your best methods. You know best about my past in Your knowledge, during my journey, what I like and what I dislike. In whatever matters of Your measures I may face, affliction will be praiseworthy to me and Your decision about it will be something from which I will learn a lesson and You, however, establish whatever You will and delete whatever You will and with You is the mother book. O Allah, divert from me the measures of all trials and afflictions, the approval of all constraints and expand for me a corner in Your mercy, a gift from Your forgiveness, an increase in Your sustenance and a completion in Your bounties, and comprehensiveness in Your granting good health. Apply to me all Your approval in harmony with my wishes and my best hopes. Expel what I am afraid of and what I am not afraid of for my soul, my religion, my possessions and that which You know more than I do, and make this a goodness for my next life as well as for this life along with what I ask from You. O my Lord, protect me along with what I have left behind, like my children, family, possessions, means of livelihood, my dependents, my relatives and brothers with the best of deputies which You assign for one who is absent from his home. (You assign for the protection) of believing people in matters of safety and protection of all privacies and safety of all belongings, completion of all bounties, sufficing in all hardships, concealment of all evil matters, diversion of obstacles, perfection of all that accumulates for my happiness and pleasure in all of my affairs. Do it for me through Muhammad and the family of Muhammad and grant salawat (favors and compensation to Muhammad and his family worthy of their services to Your cause) with kindness and blessings.