Dua for Leaving Home

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Dua for Leaving Home

Dua Leaving House | Dua while Leaving Home

Dua for leaving Home | Dua while Leaving the House

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللّٰہِ ، لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللّٰہِ

Transliteration: Bismillahi Tawakkaltu Alallahi Wa La Hawla Wa La Quwwata illa Billah.

English Translation: I (Leave) in the name of Allah, I depend on Allah, and we do not have any power to do good deeds or to avoid evill deeds except with the help of Allah.

Every day you go out of the house for your domestic needs, for employment, for trade, for seeking knowledge, for teaching and preaching, for buying food, and for selling.

Therefore, you leave your home every day; on such an occasion. Islamic education say that your wish will be fulfilled by reciting the dua when going out, inshaAllah. If the desire is not fulfilled due to some expediency, then with the blessing of this dua, your wish will be saved for you in Akhirah. With the blessing of this Dua, you can attain the perfection of faith and obtain enlightenment and spirituality.

What are the benifits of reading Dua after Leaving Home?

According to the Hadith there are a lot of benifits of reciting dua after leaving the house:

  1. You will be guided.
  2. You will be defended.
  3. You will be protected.
  4. The devils will go far from you.

What should you say when leaving the house?

Abu Malik Al-Ashari (May Allah be pleased with him) said :

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ إِذَا خَرَجَ الرَّجُلُ مِنْ بَيْتِهِ فَقَالَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ يُقَالُ حِينَئِذٍ هُدِيتَ وَكُفِيتَ وَوُقِيتَ فَتَتَنَحَّى لَهُ الشَّيَاطِينُ فَيَقُولُ لَهُ شَيْطَانٌ آخَرُ كَيْفَ لَكَ بِرَجُلٍ قَدْ هُدِيَ وَكُفِيَ وَوُقِيَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: When a man goes out of his house and says: “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?


What are the manners and etiquette After leaving Home?

Benifits of reciting this dua. Dua after leaving the house:

  1. Greet with Salam: Upon leaving, greet your family with “Assalamu Alaikum.”
  2. Begen with the left foot.
  3. Recite the Dua: When leaving, recite the dua: “بِسْمِ اللهِ توکلتُ عَلَى اللّٰہِ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِاللّٰہِ “
  4. Protect your eyes.

What is the Prophetic Wisdom and message in the Dua when leaving home?

The Dua mentioned above has three parts:

1. Bismillah,
2. Relying on Allah,
3. Reciting Laa Hawla Wala Qawwata



Through Bismillah, the message is being given to you that when you leave your home for a purpose, you should not entirely rely on external means, and you should not seek help only from external sources; Rather, real support should be taken on such an occasion, and accurate help does not come from anywhere except in the name of Allah; Therefore, you should recite Bismillah, then adopte the external reasons.

Allama Tayyibi writes that when a person goes out of his house, temptations stand outside, and he is in dire need of guidance and guidance outside the house; So the Shariat declared it necessary to take the name of Allah on this occasion; So that the guidance and guidance are together. (Markat Al-Mufatih: 4/1695)

Tawakkul - Trust in Allah

Tawakkul is an important term in the Holy Qur’an, which means trust. Trust in Allah is a great goal, and it is a command from Allah to His believing servants. Trust is the name, and decisions are made based on this trust in favor of the servant.

Allah, the Exalted, ordered His beloved Messenger to ask for forgiveness and seek advice in particular matters. “Then when you have made up your mind, put your trust in Allah; indeed, Allah loves those who trust.” (Al-Imran: 159)

From this verse, it is known that every Muslim must have faith and trust in Allah despite the plans and means.

A servant should entrust his entire affairs to Allah when he leaves the house; So that God’s help is present; this trust will solve essential matters. When a person leaves the house, different situations happen behind and in front of him, and he meets different people. If we do not trust in Allah, our Protection is rugged, so the above prayer was taught; To be protected from all these dangers.

(Markat Al-Mufatih: 4/1695)

La Hawla wa la Quwwata

I (leave) in the name of Allah, I depend on Allah and we don not have any power to do good deeds or to avoid evill deeds except with the help of Allah. In other words, the servant expresses his helplessness in Allah’s presence and acknowledges Allah’s infinite power and strength, saying, O Allah! I am nothing; everything comes only with your help and grace.

Hafiz Faheem

An esteemed Islamic graduate from Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi, holding a master’s degree in Arabic & Islamic Studies. Certified from Wifaqul Madaris Al-Arabia Pakistan and from The University of Karachi. With his vast experience, He is a passionate Islamic blog writer, who writes on various topics such as Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, Seerah, and contemporary issues. His articles are well-researched, authentic, and engaging, and many of them are ranked on the first page of Google. He aims to share his knowledge and wisdom with the Muslim community and inspire them to follow the right teachings of Islam. He also runs his Online Quran Academy where he and his teammates' Quran teachers are assisting hundreds of Muslims globally.

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