Travel Quotes

From the Quran

Travel through the earth Untitledand see what was the end of those before (you):
Most of them worshipped others besides Allah.
[Quran 30:42]For We assuredly sent amongst every People an apostle, (with the Command),
“Serve Allah, and eschew Evil”:
of the People were some whom Allah guided,
and some on whom error became inevitably (established).
So travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth).
[Quran 16:36]

From the Hadith & Sunnah

On the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with them both),
he relates that the Prophet (ﷺ)  once said,
“Live in this world as (if you are) a wayfarer or a stranger.”
[Bukhari and Tirmidhi]
Ibn ‘Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,
“Were people to know of what I know about the dangers of travelling alone, no rider would t
ravel alone at night.”
‘Amr bin Shu’aib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,
“A single rider is (accompanied with) Satan and
two riders are (accompanied with) two Satans.
Three riders form a group.”
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud]
Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,
“When three persons set out on a journey, they
should appoint one of them as their leader.
[Abu Dawud]
 ‘Abdullah bin Sarjis (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Whenever the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) proceeded on a journey, he would seek refuge in Allah from the hardships of the journey, and against deviation after guidance, and against the supplication of the oppressed, and occurrences of unpleasant events in the family and property. He would say:
“Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min wa’tha’is- safari, wa kaabatil-munqalabi, wal-hauri ba’dal-kauni, wa da’watil- mazlumi, wa su’il-manzari fil-ahli wal- mal.”
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,
“Three supplications are answered without doubt.
The supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveller, and the supplication of the parent for his son.”
[At- Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud]
Khaulah bint Hakim (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “Whosoever alights somewhere and says:
‘A’udhu bikalimat-illahit-tammati min sharri ma khalaqa
(I seek refuge with the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created), nothing will harm him until he leaves that place.”
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Travelling is a torment because it deprives a traveller of his food, drink and sleep. So when one of you has accomplished his purpose of journey, let him return home quickly.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

From others

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
[Aldous Huxley]
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
[Freya Stark]
To travel is to take a journey into yourself
[Danny Kaye]
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
[Matsuo Basho]
It is better to travel well than to arrive
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
[Lao Tzu]
Never go on trips with anyone you do not love
[Ernest Hemingway]
All journeys have secret destination of which the traveler is unaware.
[Martin Buber]
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
[Anais Nin]
 The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
Like all great travelers, I’ve seen more than I remember, and I remember more than I have seen. [Benjamin Disraeli]
If one had but a single glance to give the World, one should gaze on Istanbul.
[Alphonse de Lamartine]
Travelers never think that they are the foreigners
[Mason Cooley]
I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad
[George B. Shaw]
It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
[William Hazlitt]
Two great talkers will not travel far together
[George Barrow]
Japan, not only a mega-busy city that thrives on electronics and efficiency, actually has an almost sacred appreciation of nature. One must travel outside of Tokyo to truly experience the ‘old Japan’ and more importantly feel these aspects of Japanese culture.
[Apolo Ohno]
I intend to write more when I travel.
[Bill Kreutzmann]
America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, even eaten with people who in America would have been considered ‘white,’ but the ‘white’ attitude had been removed from their minds by the religion of Islam.
[Malcolm X]

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