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Step left right out of house.

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Thanks for ur reply.But slill i am not clear i want to know when we go out of the house we put left or right leg first ,or there is no such restriction.As i have heard while going out ot the house we should step out left leg first.Please clear.



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Step left right out of house

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Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.69

It is considered a Sunnah for one who wants to enter the mosque to enter with his right foot first and to say: "I seek refuge in Allah, the Exalted, and by His Honorable Face, and in His Everlasting Authority, [away] from the outcast Shaytaan. In the name of Allah! O Allah, shower blessings upon Muhammad. O Allah, forgive my sins for me and open for me the doors of Your mercy."

When one wants to leave the mosque he should step with his left foot first and say: "In the name of Allah! O Allah, shower blessings upon Muhammad. O Allah, forgive my sins for me and open for me the doors of Your bounty. O Allah, protect me from the accursed Shaytaan."


One should enter the bathroom or a privy with his left foot, and exit with his right foot, saying: "O Allah! I seek your forgiveness." 'Aishah related that when the Messenger of Allah left the bathroom, he would say this supplication.

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


Except for when one enters the toilets, it is considered a Sunnah to enter with ones right foot first and exit with ones left foot first, regardless of whether ones enters a Masjid, a house, or a workplace, etc.


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