The invocation (douaa) of the traveler

L'invocation ( douaa ) du voyageur

It's summer and travel will resume el hamdoullilah. In Islam, there are specific invocations to seek protection and blessings from Allah before embarking on a journey. The invocation of the journey is a powerful supplication to ensure the safety and well-being of travelers. In this article, we will explore the meaning, steps and importance of this prayer, as well as practical tips for performing it correctly.

Understanding the Invocation of the Journey

What is the Journey Summon ?

The Travel Invocation, or "Dua Safar", is a special prayer that Muslims recite before setting off on a journey. This supplication asks Allah to protect the traveler, facilitate his journey, and return him safely to his home.

Origin and Importance in Islam

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) taught this invocation to his companions for their safety and well-being during their travels. It is reported in authentic hadiths that the Prophet recited this invocation before traveling, thus emphasizing its importance and value.

When and Why to Do the Invocation of the Journey ?

Situations Suitable for Invoking the Journey

The Journey Summon can be done in various situations, including:

  • Before starting a long or short trip
  • When getting into a vehicle (car, plane, train, etc.)
  • When you feel anxious or nervous about traveling

Benefits of this Prayer

Invoking the journey has several advantages:

  • Divine protection: Ask Allah to protect the traveler from dangers and accidents.
  • Facilitation of the journey: Ask Allah to make the journey easy and trouble-free.
  • Inner peace: Reciting this invocation can calm the mind and reduce travel-related anxiety.

How to Summon the Journey ?

Detailed Steps of Prayer

  1. Make the intention (niyyah):Intend to recite the invocation of the journey for the protection and blessing of Allah.
  2. Recite the dua:Recite the specific invocation before leaving on a journey.

Specific Dua to Recite

In Arabic

اللّهُ أَكْبَرُ ا اللّهُ أَكْبَرُ ا اللّهُ أَكْبَرُ س wife; نَ وَإ pres، politّا إ pres إ politics رَبيا لَمُنْقَل bus shop ، اللّهُمَّ إ opera إ operators نا نinted الْعَلَل bus مَا تَرضَى ، اللّهُمَّ هَو shuttle اللّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الصَّاحِبُ فِي السَّفَرِ، وَالْخَلِيفَةُ فِي ال ْأَهْلِ، اللّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ وَعْثَاءِ السَّفَرِ، َكَآبَةِ الْمَنْظَرِ، وَسُوءِ الْمُنْقَلَبِ فِي الْمَالِ ْلِ

French translation

Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. Glory to Him who subjected this to us and we were not able to do it, and certainly to our Lord we will return. O Allah, we ask You in this journey for piety and fear (of You), and actions that please You. O Allah, make this journey easier for us and shorten its distance for us. O Allah, You are the Companion in the journey and the Guardian of the family. O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the hardships of travel, dismal sights and bad outcome in wealth and family.


Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar. Subhana alladhi sakhkhara lana hatha wama kunna lahu muqrinin wa inna ila rabbina lamunqalibun. Allahumma inna nas'aluka fi safarina hatha al-birra wat-taqwa, wa mina al-ʿamali ma tarda. Allahumma hawwin ʿalayna safarana hatha, waṭwi ʿanna buʿdah. Allahumma anta as-sahibu fi as-safar, wal-khalifatu fi al-ahl. Allahumma inni aʿudhu bika min waʿthaʾi as-safar, wa ka'ābati al-manzar, wa su'i al-munqalab fi al-mali wal-ahl.

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