Du`a – Returning Home (Hadith No. 1546)
Did you know? There’s a du`a that Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) used to make every time he would return to his hometown after a journey – be it a battle, or Hajj, or `Umrah etc.
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu):
Whenever Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) returned from a Ghazwa, Hajj or ‘Umra, he used to say Takbir thrice at every elevation of the ground and then would say, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah; He is One and has no partner. All the kingdoms is for Him, and all the praises are for Him, and He is Omnipotent. We are returning with repentance, worshiping, prostrating, and praising our Lord. He has kept up His promise and made His slave victorious, and He Alone defeated all the clans of (non-believers).”
Here’s the du`a in Arabic. Must memorize it!
لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل شيء قدير آيبون تائبون عابدون ساجدون لربنا حامدون صدق الله وعده ونصر عبده وهزم الأحزاب وحده
Transliteration: “Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku, wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa ‘alaa kulli shay ‘in Qadeer, ‘aa’iboona, taa’iboona, ‘aabidoona, saajidoona, lirabbinaa haamidoona, sadaqallaahu wa’dahu, wa nasara ‘abdahu, wa hazamal-‘ahzaaba wahdahu.”