The Spiritual Blessings of Traveling

“Traveling in Arabic is called “safar.” Its root is “s-f-r”. This root in general means: showing, uncovering, revealing. A person who keeps smiling is called “musfir”, because he is showing his teeth. A woman showing her face is called “sâfira.” It is thought that “safar” (traveling) was so-called because it reveals the true nature of the person whom you are traveling with.”