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Why We Love To Travel

26/08/2018
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Muslims around the world are travelling more as increasingly more hotels are providing halal accommodation and food. Why we love to travel; there are many reasons, some of which we have mentioned in this article. Whether its to get away from our everyday routines to relax and have some fun with friends or family, travelling gives us a sense of happiness and relaxation.

اللَّهُ الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ قَرَارًا وَالسَّمَاءَ بِنَاءً وَصَوَّرَكُمْ فَأَحْسَنَ صُوَرَكُمْ وَرَزَقَكُم مِّنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ ۖ فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ – 

Quran 40:64

It is Allah who made for you the earth a place of settlement and the sky a ceiling and formed you and perfected your forms and provided you with good things. That is Allah, your Lord; then blessed is Allah, Lord of the worlds.

We should appreciate the blessings Allah (SWT) has given us, and learn from His signs and all that He has created; reflect and take lessons.

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and other Prophets (AS) have also travelled from one city to others for several purposes, including making the pilgrimage to the Holy Mosque in Makkah.


Mosques & Ancient Landmarks

Muslims love to travel to visit the beautiful Mosques around the world like the Sultan Ahmed in Turkey, Masjid An Nabawi in Medina, The Grand Holy Mosque in Makkah, Faisal Mosque in Pakistan and many others around the world.

There are many ancient places that Islam reflects upon such as the Egyptian pyramids of Pharaoh, the remains of the People of Aad and Thamud who built huge and tall houses carved in mountains; these are places for the Muslims to witness and ponder upon.

…they built huge tall houses carved in mountains…

Learn Something New

Why we love to travel; To learn a new language or experience new cuisine, culture, customs. Every country, every city and place has something unique or mesmerising to teach their visitors. When meeting new people from around the world, you absorb interesting stories about their lives, make new friends and many new memories.

Appreciating Life

We all need time and the space to be still, relax our minds, to think about life and reconnect with Allah. Furthermore, we need to consider all the good and bad experiences in our lives and how to become a better person by following the commands of Allah. Travelling will give you a sense of satisfaction and appreciation for your own home or hometown. At the end of the day, we know there is no place like home.

Build Family Ties

With today’s technology, we are able to talk to most relatives or family members abroad through mobile or video calls, but travelling to visit them in person; you can’t beat surprising your loved ones with your presence, its one way to make them happy and keep kinship and strong family bonds.

…keep kinship and strong family bonds…

Expand Your Outlook

Most of us live our daily lives in our small circle, maybe only knowing one area or place. Travelling can expand our outlook to experience how others live with the realities they face. Travelling will open your mind to discover and consider fresh ideas which you may not have considered before. You will return home with a different perspective, notions and possibilities.

The Land Will Testify

Travelling for a break or holiday does not mean we take a break from our religion. We are still supposed to be mindful of our identity as Muslims wherever we travel. Pray and remember Allah all the time as the Prophet (SAW) said:

“The (whole) earth has been made a mosque (or a place of prayer) and a means of purification for me, so wherever a man of my ummah may be when the time for prayer comes, let him pray.”


Consequently, the Prophet (SAW) he used to offer his prayers wherever they were due. He also said:

If a person prays on a piece of land on the day of resurrection that piece of land will testify for him that he prayed on it.


Why do you love to travel?

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8 thoughts on “Why We Love To Travel

  1. 31/08/2018
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    A lot of people think that travelling is a waste of money and being someone who understands the value of travelling, it really irks me to come across such sentiments. Thank you for sharing the importance of travelling from an Islamic perspective.

  2. 30/08/2018
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    I love to travel to far away places .. to explore ,adventure etc. Masha allah it is well written

  3. 30/08/2018
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    I always love an opportunity to pray while traveling. I think praying behind the giftshop at Alhambra is still my favorite.

  4. Noor
    30/08/2018
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    I certainly love traveling because of the opportunity to discover a lot of new things such as what you’ve mentioned on your article. I have visited too the Blue Mosque and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ever since I converted to Islam. Thanks for mentioning Faisal Mosque I’ll be visiting it during our upcoming vacation.

  5. 29/08/2018
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    I love travelling too! It’s necessary ti escape once in a while <3 Jazakallahu Khayr for sharing this with us 💟

  6. 29/08/2018
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    Great article, very thorough! It’s true that travelling enriches your life and really helps to enlighten you and broaden your perspective on life. I recently moved overseas and have grown so much in the year that I’ve been here.

  7. 28/08/2018
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    Travel is so important! It helos ine grow in so many ways- you see Allah’s creation and marvel at it, you learn of eras gone by and try to imbibe the good they had and forgo their evil, you meet new people, learn about new cultures and this helps you gain perspective!

  8. 28/08/2018
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    I have been to Jamaica, Canada, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. I would love to go on a cruise, but I don’t think they have halal cruises

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