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Before You Take Your Next Trip

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Whether traveling for business or vacation, here are some tips that can make your trip easier and more pleasant.

Du'a for Traveling

Remember Allah as you embark on your journey.

Air Travel

Air travel is still the fastest and safest method of travel, as long as you are aware of the stringent security regulations put in place after 9/11.

Land Travel

Enjoy the great outdoors, see the signs of Allah in nature, and take your time exploring off-the-track sites. Land travel (car, train, etc.) offers the greatest flexibility and opportunities to see more of the region.

Find a Mosque & Determine Prayer Times

When you're on the road, it may be difficult to determine the area's prayer times or locate a mosque. Do a bit of research before you leave! (And check below about the rules for shortening and combining prayers while one is traveling.)

Halal Eating

For car travel and day trips, it's advisable to pack your own food from home. It's less expensive, and you know what you're eating. But if you desire or need to eat out, check these listings to make sure you're eating halal!

Fiqh for Travelers

Certain Islamic rules are adjusted to accomodate the traveler's needs. When one is traveling, be aware of special rules regarding prayers and fasting.

Personal Safety

Anytime you're going to a new place, be aware of your surroundings and take necessary safety precautions.

More Travel Resources

Visit the About.com Travel Channel for all the information you need for your trip.
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