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Upon entering the mosque


أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ العَظِيمِ، وَبِوَجْهِهِ الْكَرِيمِ، وَسُلْطَانِهِ الْقَدِيمِ، مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

I seek refuge in Almighty Allah, by His Noble Face, by His primordial power, from Satan the outcast. [1]

A'oothu billaahil-'Adheem, wa bi-Wajhihil-Kareem, wa Sultaanihil-qadeem, minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem.

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ

In the Name of Allah, [2]

Bismillaahi,

وَالصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ

And blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. [3]

Wassalaatu Wassalaamu 'alaaRasoolillaahi.

اللَّهُمَّ افْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ

O Allah, open before me the doors of Your mercy. [4]

Allaahum-maftah lee 'abwaaba rahmatika.

[1] Abu Dawud and Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jdmi' As-Saghir (Hadithno. 4591). [2] Ibn As-Sunni (Hadith no. 88), graded good by Al-Albani. [3] Abu Dawud 1/126, see also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami'As-Saghir 1/528. [4] Muslim 1/494. There is also a report in Sunan Ibn Majah on the authority of Fatimah (RA), : 'O Allah, forgive me my sins and open for me the doors of Your mercy.' It was graded authentic by Al-Albani due to supporting Ahadith. See Sahih Ibn Majah 1/128-9.