HOUSE

WHEN LEAVING THE HOUSE

1. بِسْمِ اللهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ.

In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah. There is no power (in averting evil) or strength (in attaining good) except through Allah.

Bismi-llāhi tawakkaltu ʿalal-llāh, wa lā ḥawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāh.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever says [the above] when leaving his house will be told: ‘You have been guided, you have been sufficed and you have been protected.’ Then one devil says to another devil: ‘How can you get to a man who has been guided, sufficed and protected?’” (Abū Dāwūd 5095, Tirmidhī 3426)

2. اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَضِلَّ أَوْ أُضَلَّ ، أَوْ أَزِلَّ أَوْ أُزَلَّ ، أَوْ أَظْلِمَ أَوْ أُظْلَمَ ، أَوْ أَجْهَلَ أَوْ يُجْهَلَ عَلَيَّ.

O Allah, I seek Your protection from misguiding others or being misguided; from erring or others causing me to err; from oppressing others or being oppressed; and from acting ignorantly or others acting ignorantly towards me.

Allāhumma innī aʿūdhu bika an aḍilla aw uḍalla, aw azilla aw uzalla, aw aẓlima aw uẓlama, aw ajhala aw yujhala ʿalayy.

Umm Salamah (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhā) said: “The Messenger of Allah never left my house without raising his eyes to the sky and saying [the above]. (Abū Dāwūd 5094, Tirmidhī 3427)

WHEN ENTERING THE HOUSE

3. اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ الْمَوْلَجِ ، وَخَيْرَ الْمَخْرَجِ ، بِسْمِ اللهِ وَلَجْنَا ، وَبِسْمِ اللهِ خَرَجْنَا ، وَعَلَى اللهِ رَبِّنَا تَوَكَّلْنَا.

O Allah, I ask You for the best entrance and the best exit. In the Name of Allah we enter, in the Name of Allah we leave, and in Allah our Lord do we trust.

Allāhumma innī as’aluka khayra-l-mawlaj, wa khayra-l-makhraj, bismi-llāhi walajnā, wa bismi-llāhi kharajnā, wa ʿalā-llāhi rabbinā tawakkalnā.

The Messenger of Allah said: “When a person enters his home, he should say [the above]. Then he should greet his family.” (Abū Dāwūd 5096)

The Messenger of Allah said: “When a man enters his house and remembers Allah upon entering and before eating, Shaytān says (to his fellow shaytān): ‘There is no place for you to spend the night and there is no supper for you.’ When he enters the house and does not remember Allah, Shaytān says: ‘You have found a place to spend the night.’ When he does not remember Allah before eating his food, Shaytān says: ‘You have found a place to stay and some supper.’” (Muslim 2018)

Anas bin Mālik (raḍiyallāhu ʿanhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said to me, “O my dear son, when you enter upon your family, greet them with salām as it will be a means of blessing for you and your family.” (Tirmidhī 2698)

Allah says in the Qur’an: “When you enter homes, greet each other with peace – a greeting from the very providence of Allah, blessed and wholesome.” (24:61)

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