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The importance of performing nafl Salah before going on travel

Question

Please provide the reference for the following Hadith:

“There is no action that a person can leave behind with his family before setting out on a journey which is more virtuous than two [optional] rak’ahs [of Salatus safar] he performs by them”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith (mursalan). Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (May Allah protect him) has declared the chain of narrators sound (hasan).

(Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah with footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah, Hadith: 4914)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar