What to say upon leaving the house

Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Whoever says (upon leaving his house): ‘Bismillah, tawakkaltu ‘alallah, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah [I begin with the Name of Allah; I trust in Allah; there is no altering of conditions but by the Power of Allah]’ it will be said to him: ‘You are guided, defended and protected.’ The devil will go far away from him.”

[Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa'i]

Abu Dawud reported it with this addition: “One devil will say to another: ‘How can you deal with a man who has been guided, defended and protected?”

Commentary:

The prayer quoted in this Hadith shows the importance of confidence and trust in Allah and request for security against the mischief of Satan.

And Allah Knows Best!

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