Supplication Upon Entering the Market, Mall, and Other Public Centers
“Whoever enter the market, and recited:
لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِيْ وَيُمِيْتُ وَهُوَ حَيٌّ لاَ يَمُوْتُ، بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرُ.
Allah will write for him one million goodnesses , eliminate from him one million evils, and raise him about one million degrees.”
(Narrated by At Tirmidhi 5/291, Al Hakim 1/583, and Ibn Maja 2235. Al Albani claimed it as a good hadith, in his work, “Sahih Ibn Maja”, 2/21 and “Sahih At Tirmidhi”, 2/152).
The supplication means:
“‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without any partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise. He gives life and causes death, and He is living and does not die. In His hand is all good and He is over all things, omnipotent.’
The Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said:
“The best place is the mosque/masjid. And the worst is the market.” (Narrated by Ibn Hibban, no. 1599. Sheikh Shuhaib al Arnauth said, “It’s a good hadith.”)
This supplication contains great virtue, since markets, malls, and other public centers usually drive people to be negligence and to fall into wickedness. Therefore, someone who remember Allah and supplicate Him at those places will be rewarded with those great virtues.
May you all do it, and be successful in it. Amin.
Author: Ustadz Abdullah Sholeh Hadrami