When Someone Else is Going on a Journey

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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When Someone Else is Going on a Journey (192)
Salem said: 'Ibn `Umar used to say to the man, if he wanted to go on a journey: come closer to me and let me entrust you [bid you farewell] like the Messenger of Allah used to entrust us, then he would say: "'Astawdi`ul-lãha deenaka wa'amãnataka wa khawãteemu `amalika.(204)
From another perspective, he used to - meaning the Prophet - when he would entrust someone off, he take hold of his hand, and not let go of it until the man would be the one to let go of the Prophet 's hand, and he mentioned this.

(204) I entrust, with Allah, your religion, your trustworthiness, and your closing deeds [meaning your final deeds before death].


Al-Albãni said: At-Tirmithi said the first perspective was comely-sound. The second perspective was weakened by At-Tirmithi's statement: A strange hadeeth. A hadeeth is said to be strange when in some of its links there is o nly one narrator. Al-Albãni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #135.

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