The global pandemic has brought adverse impacts on our lives. This pandemic may have caused a huge amount of stress, fear, and anxiety for us as we try to cope with this novel situation.
Nonetheless, we must remember that we can always turn to Allah SWT to plead for protection and help us overcome this tough situation. For some of us who have to leave our homes to work, get daily groceries, or any other urgent matters, we have brought together Duas that may be useful.
Here are the Prophetic manners and Dua (sunnah) when leaving home and entering home.
Narrated Anas ibn Malik (RA):
The Prophet (SAW) said: When a man goes out of his house and says:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ
(In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah; there is no might and no power but in Allah)
the following will be said to him at that time: "You are guided, defended and protected." The devils will go far from him and another devil will say: How can you deal with a man who has been guided, defended and protected?
(Sunan Abi Dawood)
Narrated Umm Salamah (RA):
Whenever the Prophet (SAW) left his house he would say
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَضِلَّ أَوْ أَزِلَّ أَوْ أَظْلِمَ أَوْ أُظْلَمَ أَوْ أَجْهَلَ أَوْ يُجْهَلَ عَلَىَّ
(O Allah, I seek refuge with You from going astray or stumbling, from wronging others or being wronged, and from behaving or being treated in an ignorant manner)
(Sunan Ibn Majah)
فَإِذَا دَخَلْتُمْ بُيُوتًا فَسَلِّمُوا عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِكُمْ تَحِيَّةً مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ مُبَارَكَةً طَيِّبَةً
(whenever you enter houses, greet one another with a blessed, goodly greeting, as enjoined by God)
Narrated Anas (RA):
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said to me: 'O my little son! When you enter upon your family then give the Salam, it will be a blessing for you and upon the inhabitants of your house.
Narrated Jabir b. 'Abdullah (RA):
Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying "When a person enters his house and mentions the name of Allah at the time of entering it and while eating the food, Satan says (addressing himself) You have no place to spend the night and no evening meal; but when he enters without mentioning the name of Allah, the Satan says: You have found a place to spend the night, and when he does not mention the name of Allah while eating food, he (the Satan) says: You have found a place to spend the night and evening meal.
Narrated AbuMalik Al-Ash'ari (RA):
The Prophet (SAW) said: When a man goes into his house, he should say:
للَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ الْمَوْلِجِ وَخَيْرَ الْمَخْرَجِ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَلَجْنَا وَبِسْمِ اللَّهِ خَرَجْنَا وَعَلَى اللَّهِ رَبِّنَا تَوَكَّلْنَا
(O Allah! I ask Thee for good both when entering and when going out; in the name of Allah we have entered, and in the name of Allah we have gone out, and in Allah our Lord do we trust)
He should then greet his family.
(Sunan Abi Dawood)
Let us follow the Prophetic manners & Dua (sunnah) when leaving home and entering home and incorporate these into our daily lives.