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Dua upon returning from a Journey

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar (RadhiAllahu Anhuma):

Whenever Allah’s Messenger (SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam) returned from a Ghazwa (Battle), Hajj or `Umra, he used to say Takbir (Allahu Akbar) thrice at every elevation of the ground and then would say:

«لاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، آيِبُونَ تَائِبُونَ عَابِدُونَ سَاجِدُونَ لِرَبِّنَا حَامِدُونَ، صَدَقَ اللَّهُ وَعْدَهُ، وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ، وَهَزَمَ الأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ»  (البخاري)

La ilaha illallaho Wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul mulko wa lahul hamdo, wahuwa ala kulle shai’in Qadeer, Aayeboona ta’eboona aabedoona sajedoona lerabbena hamedoona. Sadaqallahu wa’dahu wa nasara abdahu wa hazamal ahzaba wahdahu.

 

Translation: There is no god except Allah alone, there is no partner unto Him, to Him belongs dominion and for Him is all praise and He is competent over all things. We return, repent, worship and praise our Lord. Allah has fulfilled His promise, helped His servant and defeated the confederates alone. (Bukhari)

Jabir (RadhiAllahu Anhu) reported:

When we ascended (a height) we would proclaim: “Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greatest),” and when we descended (from the height) we would proclaim: “Subhan Allah (Allah is free from imperfection).” (Bukhari)

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