The Best Day of the Week to Travel – Thursday

كَعْبَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ ‏ ‏رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ ‏ ‏كَانَ يَقُولُ ‏
‏لَقَلَّمَا كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ‏ ‏صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ‏ ‏يَخْرُجُ إِذَا خَرَجَ فِي سَفَرٍ إِلَّا يَوْمَ الْخَمِيسِ

K’ab ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “It was rare that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) would set out to travel on any other day than Thursday.”

Collected by Bukhari (2949)

Benefits for this topic;

  1. Shaykh Abdul Azeez bin Baz (may Allah shower him with mercy)  said ,” This is the best day of the week to travel.” [ Al-Hulalul Ibreezee minat Ta’leeqatil Baazeeyah ala Saheeh Al-Bukhari vol 2]

Shaykh Bin Baz’s son said, “ During the last years of his father’s life , Bin Baz (may Allah have mercy on him) would set out for his journey on Thursday.” [ Lessons and reflections from the Life of Shaykh Abdul Azeez bin Baz]

  1. Imam Abu Dawud (may Allah have mercy on him) in his Sunnan titled a chapter ( On which Day  is it recommended to  travel)
  1. Shaykh Khalil As-Saharnafuri (may Allah have mercy on him) said,” This hadeeth shows that the majority of the time the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) set out to travel on Thursday. However for Hajj he left on Saturday. Ibn Hazm held that he (peace and blessings be upon him) set of for Hajj on Thursday, but Ibn Al-Qayyim refuted that claim in Zad Al-Ma’aad.[ Bathul Majhud fee hale Sunnan Abee Dawud ]

Translated and compiled by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight

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