Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)

by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi

Adiyah (supplication) for entering and leaving the house

When going into his house, one should greet his family and recite the following dua (supplication),


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 we trust.

According to another tradition recorded by Baihaqi, when you come out and say farewell, invoke a blessing of peace on them. Some of the Ulema have mentioned that if there is not a single inmate in the house, one should salute in the following manner:


Peace be on us and on all the pious servants of ALLAH and do so with the niyyah (intention) of angels. [From Hadrat Ali (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) - Husne -e- Hasin]

While going into the house one should continue to remember ALLAH in any manner, and recite any of the supplications reported in the traditions.

While going into the house, greeting every body including the wife is a sunnah. [Abu Dawud]

When you apprehend that some one may not be in a proper state in the house, you should enter a house after due indication. The inmates of a house should be given an indication through rattling the door, chain or rubbing feet or clearing throat. [Al-Adab-ul-Mufrid]

Note: Sometimes, a mother or a sister or a daughter happens to be sitting in such a state that if one goes into the house without prior indications, they feel very much bashful. As such while going into the house, clear the throat as an indication. [Al - Adabul Mufrid]

Do not sleep before performing Isha Salaah lest you should miss this Salaah (Isha Salaah) itself. [Mishkat]

If the night be dark, there be no arrangement for light, even then going to mosque and performing Isha Salaah in a congregation brings glad tidings and great reward. [Ibn Majah]

Performing every obligatory Salaah in a congregation and participating at the stage of Takbeer-e-Tahrimah is a sunnah. [Al- Targhib]

If anyone performs Isha Salaah for forty nights participates at the stage of Takbeer Tahrimah, deliverance from the hell is recorded in his favour. [lbn -e- Majah]

Hadrat Jabir bin Abdullah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that ALLAH’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “When the night has well passed, do not go to the gathering where tales and stories are narrated, for none of you knows that ALLAH (Subhanahu Wata’ala) who is Great scatters abroad such of His creatures as He wishes at night. So shut the doors, tie the waterskins, invert the vessels and extinguish the lamps.” [Bukhari, Al-Adabul Mufrid]

Hadrat Jabir bin Abdullah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated of hearing ALLAH’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) say, “When you hear the barking of dogs and braying of asses at night, seek refuge in ALLAH from the accursed devil, for they see what you do not see. Do not go out much when there are few people about, for ALLAH who is Great and Glorious scatters abroad such of His creatures as He wishes at night.” [Mishkat]