بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
تاريخ نشأة الرحلة في طلب العلم:
History of the emergence journey to seek knowledge:
1- The origin of it is the journey of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) looking for Alkhadir and the story has been mentioned in Surat Al-kahf.
2- During the Prophets time, it was the Arabian tribes that would travel to the Prophet (peace be upon him) from all over the Arabian peninsula to enter Islam and to learn from the Prophet and what he had from the revelation from Quran and Sunnah.
3- Then it was after Prophet Mohammad’s death, a lot of the Companions left Madinah and separated. Jabir Bin Abdullah travelled for a month to Abdullah Bin Unays in Sham [Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon] to listen to a hadeeth he had heard from the Prophet (peace be upon him) and that he was the only one left to have it memorized.
Also, Abu Ayoob Alansary travelled to Uqba Bin Amer in Egypt. When he got to his house he said:
“Tell me of what you heard from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that me and you are the only ones left to hear.”
After he told him, he got on his ride and left and did not stay to visit.
4- The journey continued in the time of the followers after the separation of the Companions that left Madinah after the conquer of many places to teach and spread Islam. The followers would travel to the Companions to learn and record the ahadeeth [narrations] of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him).
·Some of the sayings of the followers about their journeys:
Sa’eed Bin al-Musayib [ from the followers] said:
“I use to travel days and night for only one hadeeth.”
Busur Bin Abdullah [from the followers] said:
“I used to travel to Egypt to listen to one hadeeth.”
Abi al-Alyah al-rahali [from the followers] said:
“We used to hear a hadeeth about the companions (may Allah be pleased with them) from Basra, Iraq and would not accept until we travel to Madinah and hear it from their mouths.”