With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 43 (Zukhruf – Golden adornments)
Being grateful to Allah for His favours
In verses 9 – 13 Allah SWT reminds us of His countless favours. He reminds us of how spacious He had made the earth and placed therein roads in order for us to live and travel therein, how the rain nourishes the earth through which we sustain ourselves and the various modes of transport. In verse 13 a beautiful dua is given to us, which we ought to reflect upon.
Verse 13 “….and when you are so seated, you may celebrate the (kind) favour of your Lord, and say, “Glory to Him Who has subjected these to our (use), for we could never have accomplished this (by ourselves)”.
This is the translation of the dua commonly read for travel. Upon closer reflection the “Glory” we utter should be one of awe of Allah SWT for having made all of the these natural resources subject to our use. Without these it would be beyond the capability of mankind to reach such achievements.
Cross reference 16:18