Etiquette of travel

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “When you travel through green and lush land, give the camels their due from the ground, and when you travel through a dry and barren land, make them walk quickly lest their strength falters. When you encamp at night, keep away from the roads, for beasts pass there and they are the resort of insects at night.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) in the above Hadith commanded us to take care of the animal’s food. If grass or fodder will not be available on the way, we should make our animal run faster so as to reach our destination before it is exhausted.

There is another instruction for us, in case we happen to stop at night for rest, we should camp away from roads, this will ensure our safety as well as save others from inconvenience.

And Allah knows best!

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