Can I learn the supplication to read while getting on a vehicle?

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Dear Brother / Sister,


1. According to what Imam Malik states, when the Messenger of Allah, (pbuh) set foot in the stirrup intending to travel, he would read the following supplication:

"In the name of Allah. O Allah! You are my companion in the journey and the proxy of my family. O Allah! Spread out the earth for us and make the journey easy for us. O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the hardship of the journey and from returning to sorrow and a distressing sight regarding property and family." (Muwatta, Isti'dhan 34, (2, 977)

2. An animal was brought to Hz. Ali. He set foot in the stirrup and said, "Bismillah" When he sat on the animal, he read the following supplication:

"Subhanalladhi sakhkhara lana hadha wa ma kunna lahu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbina la munqalibun." (from az-Zukhruf, 43/13)

ITS MEANING: " Glory to Him Who has subjected these to our (use), for we could never have accomplished this (by ourselves)."

Then, he prayed as follows:

"Subhanaka, inni zalamtu nafsî, faghfir li, innahu la yaghfirudh-dhunuba illa anta."

ITS MEANING: "O Allah! Glory be to you! Indeed I have wronged myself, and there is none who forgives sins besides You."

3. "Allahumma inna nas'aluka fi safarina hadhal-birra wat-taqwa wa minal-amali ma tarda."

ITS MEANING: "O Allah! We ask You on this our journey for goodness and piety, and for works that are pleasing to You."

(Bilal Eren, Açıklamalı Dua Hazinesi)

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