What is so “Islamic” about travelling or Islamic Travels?
There is a saying of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) which begins with the words, “Actions are but by intentions and every person shall have that which they intended …” (Bukhari & Muslim).
Our goal should ultimately be to seek the pleasure of Allah (swt). By clarifying our intentions, the actions that follow will enable us to grow spiritually and materially, as well as in terms of knowledge and understanding. Allah says in the Qur’an: “Say (O Muhammad), ‘Travel through the earth and observe the end of those before (you).’ Most of them worshipped others besides God.” (30:42)
Through our tours we hope to provide an opportunity for participants to raise their spiritual awareness, broaden their horizons, learn from the past and recognise the bounties that Allah has bestowed upon us, all within an environment where Muslims do not have to compromise their faith and values. This includes aspects as diverse as providing wholesome halal food, avoiding places where alcohol and lewd behaviour might be prevalent, making suitable arrangements for daily prayers, and ensuring all interactions with stakeholders are ethical and sensitive. Insha’Allah we aim to follow in the footsteps of some of the great Muslim travellers such as Mansa Musa, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Al-Muqaddisi, Ibn Jubair, Al-Idrisi, amongst others.