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I want to know what is the sunnah way of entering and leaving ones house or if one is at others house. I came to know that one should enter the house with right leg first and then say salam whether there are people in the house or not, then say durood sharif once, then say three Quls and then this dua:
“Allah humma inni asaloka khairal moulaji wa khairal makhraji bismillahi walajna wa alalahi tawakalna”
(اللهم إنى أسئلك خير المولج وخیر المخرج بسم اللہ ولجنا وعلیہ توکلنا)
and while leaving the house say salam to the people in the house then put the left foot out first and then read this dua: “Rabbi adkhilni mudkhala sidkiew, wa akhrijni mukhraja sidkiew wajalli milla dunka suntanan naseera”. Sometimes when we enter the house there is TV in the house being watched by the people and the song and music is playing. So should we read this dua etc or should we just keep quiet. Please tell me is this sunnah way of leaving and entering the house and if the dua is correct or not. Please give me the correct method and dua for the same.

Answer : 49673

Published on: Dec 29, 2013

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


(Fatwa: 184/166/D=01/1435)

The sunnah method of entering the house - whether it is one’s own house or others – is that first one should seek permission. For permission, any proper method can be adopted, but it is better to greet with salam. One should enter into the house after getting permission and then should recite the dua mentioned in the question, and then one should greet salam to the people inside. It is mentioned in the book:عمل اليوم والليلة:
عن أبى مالك الأشعري قال، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إذا ولج الرجل بيته، فليقل: اللهم إني أسئلك خير المولج ....... ثم ليسلم على أهله (رقم 5096)
The sunnah method of going out of the home is that first the family should be greeted and the following dua should be recited:
بسم الله توكلت على الله ، لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله (ترمذى)
It is mentioned in Jame Muammar ibn Rashid:
إذا دخلتم بيتاً فسلموا على أهله وإذا خرجتم فأودعوا أهله السلام ، (باب التسلم إذا خرج من بيت)
If the family is busy in watching TV or listening to the music then too salam should be done so that their attention is drawn from the sin though only for awhile.
ويسلم على قوم في معصيۃ وعلى من يلعب بالشطرنج ناويا أن يشغله عماهم فيه عند أبى حنيفة الخ (رد المحتار على الدر المختار ج 2 ، ص 376 ، مطلب: المواضع التي يكره فيها السلام ، زكريا)
In spite thorough search, we could not find the durood, three Quls and the dua while going out of home. If you have read it somewhere please write complete reference, then we could have a say about it.

Allah knows Best!


Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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