The Virtue of Saying Basmalah

Saying “bismilahir rahmanir rahim” (basmalah) will prevent you from any disruption from shaytaan (evil).

A hadith from Jaabir ibn ‘Abdillah, that he heard the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

إِذَا دَخَلَ الرَّجُلُ بَيْتَهُ، فَذَكَرَ اللهَ عِنْدَ دُخُولِهِ وَعِنْدَ طَعَامِهِ، قَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ: لَا مَبِيتَ لَكُمْ، وَلَا عَشَاءَ، وَإِذَا دَخَلَ، فَلَمْ يَذْكُرِ اللهَ عِنْدَ دُخُولِهِ، قَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ: أَدْرَكْتُمُ الْمَبِيتَ، وَإِذَا لَمْ يَذْكُرِ اللهَ عِنْدَ طَعَامِهِ، قَالَ: أَدْرَكْتُمُ الْمَبِيتَ وَالْعَشَاءَ

❝When a man enters his house, and mentions Allah. When he enters and when he eats, the shaytaan says, ‘You have no place to stay and no dinner’. If he enters not mentioning Allah when he enters, the shaytaan says, ‘You have found a place to stay’. And if he does not mention Allah when he eats, he says, ‘You have found a place to stay and dinner’.❞ [Saheeh Muslim].

Wow, this hadith shows how important of saying basmalah especially when you enter your house and when start eating.

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