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Protection From Harm in an Abandoned Sunnah

An Abandoned Sunnah which is a Protection from Harm.



” عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِي صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ

إِذَا خَرَجْتَ مِنْ مَنْزِلِكَ فَصَلِّ رَكْعَتَيْنَ يَمْنَعَانِكَ مِنَ مَخَْرَجِ السُّوءِ ، وَ إِذَا دَخَلْتَ إِلَى مَنْزِلِكَ

فَصَلِّ رَكْعَتَيْنَ يَمْنَعَانِكَ مِنَ مَدْخَلِ السُّوءِ “ .


Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Whenever you intend to leave your house you should pray two rak’ah right before you leave. These rak’ah will protect you from harm while outside. And when you come back home you should pray another two rak’ah. They will safeguard you from harm in your house.”

Al-Albani (We ask Allah to have mercy upon him) said in his Silsilah Saheehah 3/315

This isnad of this hadeeth is acceptable and the narrators are trustworthy men used by Bukhari. This hadeeth is mentioned in Al-Muntaqah (12/69/1), Al-Bazaar in his Musnad (81), Ad-Daylamee in his Musnad (1/1/108), and Abdul-Ghani in Akbar-As-Salaah (1/67 and 2/68)

Al-Allamah Muhammad Abdul-Rau’f Munaawee said in Faydul Qadir: If a person intends to leave his home, it is recommended that he prays two rak’ah which are considered sunnah. These rak’ah should be short (i.e. recite a small Surah after Fatihah)

And Allah the Most High Knows Best

Translated by: Abo Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight

Doha, Qatar 1/27/1429


  1. September 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    SubhanAllah. Jazakum Allahu khayran for sharing this sunnah with us.

  2. Ibrahim
    March 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    What a beautiful practice! May we draw closer to God through this prayerful devotion!

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