How does Islam care about travellers !

Posted on December 21, 2015



All praise is due to Allah SWT who blessed us with Islam which is the religion of peace,harmony and love . It is the beauty of Islam that it encompasses the discussions of every walk of life in its categoric and culminated style. Islam emphasizes upon the significance and the needs of Social Interactions in a society . Today I’m trying my best to enlighten that How is The Religion of LOVE and HARMONY i.e. Islam is caring about the Travellers .

Following are the apparent themes which enlighten the topic :

1- TRAVELLERS IN THE MASARIFs of Zakat :

Those who have to pay the poor-due i.e.Zakat (Sahibe Nisab : A person having the wealth , reaching to a certain value ), they can pay their obligatory charity to Traveller which has been declared as one of the masraf of Zakat to be paid .
Holy Quran states :
“As-Sadaqaat (means Zakaah) are only for the Furaqaa (Poor) and Al- Masakeen (the poor) and those employed to collect (the funds); and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allaah’s Cause , and for the traveller, a duty imposed by Allaah.And Allaah is All-Knower, All-Wise” [Al-Tawbah 9:60]

2- Salat – AlQasar (Shortened prayer) :

Qasar means literally means in Arabic language to shorten.
Holy Quran states : “And when you travel in the land, there is no sin on you if you shorten As-Salaah (the prayer) , if you fear that the disbelievers may put you in trial (attack you), verily, the disbelievers are ever unto you open enemies” [Al-Nisa 4:101]

In Sunan AlNasai it is narrated : “Allah has waived half the prayer for the traveller.”

3- Easiness in Fasting :

Fasting is included in Pillars of Islam , here it has been made easy for travelers to make up the missed days when they will be free , even the concerned
Missed days are from month Ramadan. This subject is described clearly in verse 184 from Sura AlBaqarah.

4- Facility of TAYAMMUM in journey :

Travellers have been facilitated with TAYAMMUM , in case if they didn’t find water for cleansing purpose , it is illustrated in verse 6 of Sura AlMaidah .

5-Readily Acceptance of Dua :

For a muslim, when he supplicates Allah SWT ,he becomes spiritually satisfied that he had done up what he all had . We know Allah accepts each and every person’s supplication and grants him even better than what he wanted . It is a normal condition . A person’s spiritual satisfaction get intensified when he gets his supplication readily answered . This happens with traveler . It is established in Authentic narrations of Prophet SAW regarding readily acceptance of supplications or invocations of traveler.