A Faa’idah Related to a Supplication of Entry Into The Masjid and Exit from The Masjid

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Supplication When Entering

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

اللَّهُمَّ افْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ

In the Name of Allaah, and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah.

O Allaah! Open the doors of mercy for me.

Supplication When Exiting

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ

In the Name of Allaah, and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah.

O Allaah! I ask You for Your Bounty.

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Regarding the statement [اللَّهُمَّ افْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ – O Allaah open for me the doors of mercy], it is said (i.e. by the scholars) that perhaps the wisdom behind this is because entry into the masjid is connected to seeking after the afterlife and mercy is a specific thing pursued in relation to the afterlife. And exiting the Masjid is connected to seeking after livelihood in worldly life and this is what is intended by the word [فضل – Bounty], which the statement of Allaah [The Most High] indicates to (in Surah Al-Jumu’ah) as follows: [فَإِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلَاةُ فَانْتَشِرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَابْتَغُوا مِنْ فَضْلِ اللَّهِ – Then when the (Jumu’ahSalat (prayer) is finished, you may disperse through the land, and seek the Bounty of Allah (by working, etc.) [62:10]

It is said (i.e. by the scholars) that the one who enters the Masjid busies himself by doing what will draw him close to Allaah, earns him Allaah’s reward and Paradise; therefore the mention of ‘Mercy’ is suitable in this instance (i.e. the mention of mercy in the supplication when entering the masjid). And when he exits the Masjid, he goes about in the earth to seek after the bounty of Allaah – good and lawful provision; so the mention of [الفضل- Bounty] is suitable in this instance. And Allaah knows best.


[Paraphrased. Source: Fiqhul Ad’iyah Wal Adhkaar’ page 124′ parts 3&4′ by Sh Abdur Razzaaq Al-Badr  (may Allaah preserve him). The Shaikh directed the reader to Sharh Al-Adkaar’ 2/42′ by (ابن علَّان )]

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