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5 Surahs 6 Bismillah: Your travel insurance

Fatwaa ID: 1262

5 surahs 6 bismillah your travel insurance

Hazrat Jubayr ibn Mut’im (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to him: “O Jubayr! When you go on a journey, would you love to be in a better condition than your companions, and with more provisions than them?” I said, “Yes, indeed, may my parents be sacrificed for you.’ ” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “Recite these five surahs, Surah Kaafiroon, Surah Nasr, Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas. Commence each surah by reciting bismillah before it and (recite bismillah) once at the end of your recitation (of the five surahs).” Hazrat Jubayr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) says: “I was a person of affluence and I travelled with those whom Allah Ta’ala had willed. I used to end up during the journey being in an unpleasant and pitiful condition and with the least amount of provisions and resources. From the time I learnt this du’aa and began reciting it when travelling, I would always be in a good state and my provisions and resources always

Assalamu alaikum. Respected Muftisaheb.Is the above an authentic hadith?
I taught it to others as an amal,so I just need clarification.
Jazakallah khairan.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The above is narrated by Imaam Abu Ya’la (R) in his Musnad with a dha’eef chain of transmission. Imaam Ibn al-Jazari (R) has also mentioned this practice in his celebrated al-Hisn al-Haseen. The scholars have advised that it is suitable for practice despite the dhu’f in the chain provided that one does not regard it to be an established sunnah.

One should focus on the established sunnah du’aas of travel. It is a pity that many focus on narrations which are contentious or unestablished but are oblivious of those that are established. Hereunder is an established du’aa that one should memorize and practice,

اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ. سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ فِي سَفَرِنَا هَذَا الْبِرَّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَمِنَ الْعَمَلِ مَا تَرْضَى اللَّهُمَّ هَوِّنْ عَلَيْنَا سَفَرَنَا هَذَا وَاطْوِ عَنَّا بُعْدَهُ اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الصَّاحِبُ فِي السَّفَرِ وَالْخَلِيفَةُ فِي الأَهْلِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ وَعْثَاءِ السَّفَرِ وَكَآبَةِ الْمَنْظَرِ وَسُوءِ الْمُنْقَلَبِ فِي الْمَالِ وَالأَهْلِ

Allaah is Greatest. Allaah is the Greatest. Allaah is the Greatest. Glory be to Him Who subjugated for us this (ride) and we were not ourselves powerful to use it as a ride, and indeed we are going to return to our Lord. O Allaah! We seek virtue and piety from You in this journey of ours and the act which pleases You. O Allaah! Lighten this journey of ours, and make its distance easy for us. O Allaah! You are (our) companion during the journey, and guardian of (our) family. O Allaah! I seek refuge with You from hardships of the journey, gloominess of the sights, and finding of evil changes in property and family on return. [Muslim 1342]

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

مسند أبي يعلى (13/339)
7419- عن جُبَيْرَ بْنَ مُطْعِمٍ رَضِيَ الله عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : ( أَتُحِبُّ يَا جُبَيْرُ إِذَا خَرَجْتَ سَفَرًا أَنْ تَكُونَ مِنْ أَمْثَلِ أَصْحَابِكَ هَيْئَةً ، وَأَكْثَرِهِمْ زَادًا ؟ ) فَقُلْتُ : نَعَمْ بِأَبِي أَنْتَ وَأُمِّي ، قَالَ : ( اقْرَأْ هَذِهِ السُّوَرَ الْخَمْسَ : ( قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ ) ، وَ ( إِذَا جَاءَ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ وَالْفَتْحُ ) ، وَ ( قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ ) ، و ( قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ ) ، و ( قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ ) ، وَافْتَتِحْ كُلَّ سُورَةٍ بِبِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ ، وَاخْتِمْ قِرَاءَتَكَ بِبِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ ) قَالَ جُبَيْرٌ : وَكُنْتُ غَنِيًّا ، كَثِيرَ الْمَالِ ، فَكُنْتُ أَخْرُجُ مع من شاء الله أن أخرج معهم فِي سَفَرٍ فَأَكُونُ مِنْ أَبَذِّهِمْ هَيْئَةً ، وَأَقَلِّهِمْ زَادًا ، فَمَا زِلْتُ مُنْذُ عَلَّمَنِيهِنَّ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَقَرَأْتُ بِهِنَّ : أَكُونُ مِنْ أَحْسَنِهِمْ هَيْئَةً ، وَأَكْثَرِهِمْ زَادًا ، حَتَّى أَرْجِعَ مِنْ سَفَرِي ذلك .

مجمع الزوائد ومنبع الفوائد (10/134)
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