Islam made the Masjid or mosque the heartbeat of the Muslim society. Here is the beautiful dua for entering masjid or mosque in Islam.
Masjid is a gathering place for Muslims where they gather on a regular basis not only to pray but also to engage in other acts of worship and activities that benefit the Muslim community.
What Is The Dua To Enter The Masjid?
The short Dua to enter the masjid (mosque) According to Sunnah is
اللَّهُمَّ افْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ
Allaahum-maftah lee abwaaba rahmatika.
O Allah, open the gates of Your mercy for me.
Dua For Entering Masjid In Arabic Text
The Dua for entering masjid in Arabic text is
أَعوذُ بِاللّهِ العَظِيـمِ، وَبِوَجْهِـهِ الكَرِيـمِ وَسُلْطـَانِه القَدِيـمِ، مِنَ الشَّيْـطَانِ الرَّجِـيمِ، [ بِسْـمِ اللّهِ وَالصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللّهِ.
A’uoothu billahil aatheem wabiwajhihil kareem wasultanihil qadeem minash shaytanir rajeem. [Bismil-lah, wassalatu wassalamu AAala rasoolillah].
Dua For Entering Masjid in English
The Dua for entering mosque in English is,
I take refuge with Allah, The Supreme and with His Noble Face, and His eternal authority from the accursed devil. In the name of Allah, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.
What Do You Do Before Entering A Mosque?
The prophet (S.A.W.) told us that the Masajid are Allah’s houses, with etiquette and standards that every Muslim should study and follow.
We should teach these rules to our families and children, as well as remind other Muslims to follow them.
This ensures that the Masajid fulfill their functions in the way that they were intended.
The following are some of the manners and norms to follow:
- Anything with an objectionable odor, such as garlic, onion, or smoking, should be avoided by Muslims.
And when a Muslim visits the Masjid, he should dress in clean garments and socks so that he does not offend any of the angels or Muslims present with an objectionable odor.
According to the two Imams, Bukhari and Muslim, the prophet (S.A.W.) said, Whoever consumes garlic or onion, stay away from our Masjid since the angels are offended by what offends the descendants of Adam.
Muslim reported that Umar (R.A.) used to say while he on the Minbar: I saw the prophet (S.A.W.) when he found their smell (garlic, onion) from a man in the Masjid, he ordered him to be taken out.
Then Omar said: “If you must eat them, then cook them well.”
- The Muslim should recite a supplication, similar to what the Prophet did on his way to the Masjid.
O Allah, make in my heart light, in my vision light, on my right light, behind me light, in my nerves light, in my flesh light, in my blood light, in my hair light, and in my skin light.
- You should enter the Masjid with your right foot first, and then say what was reported by Imam Muslim as mentioned above.
In everything, the prophet (S.A.W.) liked to start from his right.
Imam Bukhari reported that Ibn Umar (R.A.) used to step with his right foot first when he entered the Masjid, and step out with his left foot first when he walked out of the Masjid.
If a group of persons wants to enter the Masjid at the same moment, the person on the right should enter first to follow the Prophet’s Sunnah (S.A.W.).
- You should give Salam to the people as you enter the Masjid, even if the people are praying, because the companions used to give Salam to the prophet (S.A.W.) while he is in his prayer, and he used to reply with a hand gesture.
There are many Ahadith about that, among which reported by Imams Bukhari and Muslim that Souhaib (R.A.) said:
I passed by the prophet (S.A.W.) while he was praying and gave Salam to him, he replied to me with a gesture.
And Ibn Omar (R.A.) questioned Bilal (R.A.): “How did you see the prophet (S.A.W.) respond to them (his companions) when they gave him Salam while he was praying?” “By expanding his palm,” Bilal explained.
- The person who enters the Masjid should not run to catch up with a Rak’ah; instead, he should remain quite, as the prophet (S.A.W.) forbade running in such a situation.
Imams Bukhari and Muslim reported that the prophet (S.A.W.) said: “If the prayer started, then do not join it running, and join it walking and quiet, and pray whatever you caught up with, and make up for what you missed.
- You should not disturb other Muslims who are praying in the Masjid because the praying Muslim is in direct contact with Allah (S.W.T.) and should not be distracted by anything, including reciting the Qur’an, prayer, or remembering Allah.
According to Imam Ahmad, Abdullah bin Omar (R.A.) related that the prophet (S.A.W.) saw several people praying and that they were quite loud in their prayer.
He said: The praying parson is in contact with his Lord, so let him concentrate on whom he is in contact with, and do not raise your voices over one another with Qur’an.”
While Muslims are praying, it is forbidden to raise one’s voice while speaking.
Imam Bukhari reported that Assa’eb (R.A.) said:
I was in the Masjid, and a man called me, I turned to him and there was Omar (R.A.). And he said:
Bring me these two men”, then I brought them to him. Omar asked: “Where are you from? They replied from the people of At-Ta’ef.
He said: “If you were from the people of Al-Madinah, I would have hurt you because you raised your voices in the Masjid of the messenger of Allah (S.A.W.).”
- If you enter the Masjid, you should not sit down until you completed two Rak’ahs of prayer.
Imams Bukhari and Muslim reported that the prophet (S.A.W.) said: “When one of you enters the Masjid, he should pray two Rak’ah before sitting down.”
There are other Ahadith with the same meaning.
- You should place something in front of you during prayer as a barrier between you and the passersby in front of you, and that you get closer to it as the prophet used to do.
Imam Bayhaqi reported that the prophet (S.A.W.) said:
If you pray, then pray toward sutrah (some barrier) and get closer to it.
If you want to pray in the Masjid, move closer to the Qiblah wall until there is just enough space between you and the wall to pray.
If you prostrate, there should be no more than a sheep pass between your prostration spot and the wall.
Imams Bukhari and Muslim reported that:
Between the place of his prostration (S.A.W.) and the wall there was no room more than sheep pass.
In another Hadith reported by Imam Bukhari when the prophet (S.A.W.) used to pray, he leave between him and the wall three arm lengths.
If there are already people at the Qiblah wall, pray behind one of them because he will act as a sutrah for you, just as the companions did.
- No Muslim should pass in front of a Muslim who is praying.
Imams Bukhari, Muslim and others reported that the prophet (S.A.W.) said:
If the passer in front of the praying person knew how much sin he committed, it would have been better for him to wait for forty than to pass in front of him.
- You should sit where you find a place in the Masjid.
You should not skip people or squeeze yourself between two people who are already sitting.
This meaning was expressed in a number of Ahadith.
- You should keep yourself busy supplicating and remembering Allah (S.W.T.) while you are sitting in the Masjid, because you are in the prayer as long as you are waiting for the prayer.
- You should keep the Masjid clean and in good shape and smell because it is the house of Allah (S.W.T.).
The prophet (S.A.W.) considered spitting in the Masjid to be a sin that could be forgiven only if the Muslim cleans the area.
Imams Bukhari and Muslim reported that the prophet (S.A.W.) said:
Spitting in the Masjid is a sin and its expiation is clean it.
When the prophet (S.A.W.) saw a spit in the Masjid, he used to remove it with a stone.
The companions of the prophet (S.A.W.) used keep the Masjid clean.
Imam Abu Dawod reported that Abdullah bin Omar (R.A.) used to put perfume inside the Masjid when Omar (R.A.) sat on the Minbar to deliver Friday speech.
- All selling and buying transactions, as well as crying out about something lost, should be avoided in the Masjid.
Imams At-Tirmthi and An-Nisa’i reported that the prophet (S.A.W.) said:
If you see some one selling or buying inside the Masjid, say to him: May Allah not make your trading profitable. And if you see someone crying out inside the Masjid something he has lost, say to him: May Allah not restore it to you, for the Masajid were not built for this.”
- You should not walk out of the Masjid after the Athan before you pray with the Muslims.
This is even if he already prayed that obligatory prayer (which will be considered a Nafelah (extra) when he prays with the other Muslims).
Imam Ahmad reported that Abu Hurairah (R.A.) said: the prophet (S.A.W.) ordered us, when we are in the Masjid and the Salah is called for, not to leave the Masjid until we pray.