On today’s edition of Revive a Sunnah I’m writing about the etiquette of entering and exiting the house. A very short one it is
Upon Existing the home
* Say teslim to the rest of the house, and if there’s no one say it anyway
* Exit with left foot
Bismillaahi, tawakkaltu ‘alallaahi, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata ‘ illaa billaah.
In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah, there is no might and no power except by Allah.
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu bika ‘an ‘adhilla, ‘aw ‘udhalla, ‘aw ‘azilla, ‘aw ‘uzalla, ‘aw ‘adhlima, ‘aw ‘udhlama, ‘aw ‘ajhala ‘aw yujhala ‘alayya.
O Allah, I seek refuge in You lest I misguide others, or I am misguided by others, lest I cause others to err or I am caused to err, lest I abuse others or be abused, and lest I behave foolishly or meet with the foolishness of others.
When Entering the home
* Enter with right foot
* Say teslim even if the house is empty
* Then say:
Bismillaahi walajnaa, wa bismillaahi kharajnaa, wa ‘alaaRabblnaa tawakkalnaa
In the Name of Allah we enter, in the Name of Allah we leave, and upon our Lord we depend.(One should mention the Name of Allah when entering the home and when beginning to eat; and that the devil, hearing this, says: “there is no shelter for us here tonight and no food”.)
Till next week in sha Allah, Revive a Sunnah
Peace be with you…