Assalamualaikum, today we’re going to cover what Dua to recite when you enter the masjid and which dua to recite when leaving the masjid.
Dua For Entering The Masjid
Transliteration: As-salaamu ‛alaa rasoolillaah, allaahum-maf-taḥ lee abwaaba rahmatik
English Translation: Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, Open for me the gates of Your Mercy.
There is also another dua you can recite for entering mosque. “allaahum-maf taḥ lee abwaaba raḥmatik”. This means “O Allah, open the gates of Your mercy for me.” Source: Muslim #713 Abu Dawud #465
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Dua When Leaving The Masjid
Transliteration: as-salaamu ‛alaa rasool-lil-laah, allaa-hum-ma innee as’aluka min faḍ-lik
Translation: Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, I ask You from Your favour.
Dua For Going To Masjid
Transliteration: allaahumma-j‛al fee qalbee noor-an, wa fee lisaanee noor-an, waj‛al fee sam‛ee noor-an, waj‛al fee baṣaree noor-an , waj‛al min khalfee noor-an, wamin amaamee noor-an, waj‛al min fawqee noor-an, wa min taḥtee noor-an, allahumma a‛ṭinee noor-an
English Translation: “O Allah, place within my heart light, and upon my tongue light, and within my ears light, and within my eyes light, and place behind me light, and in front of me light, and above me light, and beneath me light. O Allah, bestow upon me light..“
Rewards of Praying in Masjid
It is not obligatory to pray salat at masjid but if you can it offers multiple rewards. Therefore we should all try to make an effort to go when we can. It is only in our benefit.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, “The prayer offered in congregation is twenty five times more superior (in reward) to the prayer offered alone in one’s house or in a business center, because if one performs ablution and does it perfectly, and then proceeds to the mosque with the sole intention of praying, then for each step which he takes towards the mosque, Allah upgrades him a degree in reward and (forgives) crosses out one sin till he enters the mosque.
When he enters the mosque he is considered in prayer as long as he is waiting for the prayer and the angels keep on asking for Allah’s forgiveness for him and they keep on saying: ‘O Allah! Be Merciful to him, O Allah! Forgive him, as long as he keeps on sitting at his praying place and does not pass wind.
Bukhari Book 1 Volume 8 Hadith 466
Besides, the rewards that are multiplied for the afterlife. Praying at the masjid offers a chance to establish connections with people you otherwise would have not known.
It’s nice to have People who share similar beliefs and values. It’s important to build a support group and to help each other when we need it.
There’s a quote by Imam Ali, peace and blessings upon him:
A lack of friends means strangeness.
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