- To recite the dua before entering the home.
- To greet those that are in the house with “Assalaamu alaykum.”
- To announce one’s arrival by coughing, greeting, etc. even though it may be your own house.
Umm Salamah Razi Allah hu tala anha reported, “Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) left my house, he would raise his eyes to the sky and say, ‘Allaahumma inni a‘oothu bika an adhilla aw udhall, aw azill aw uzall, aw athlim aw uthlam, aw ajhal aw yujhal ‘alayy.'” (O my Lord, I seek refuge in You from falling into error or going astray, or wrongdoing (others) or being wronged, and from behaving or being treated in an ignorant manner.) [Abu Daawood, An-Nasaa’i, At-Tirmithi, and Ibn Maajah; this is the wording of Abu Daawood]
Anas ibn Maalik Razi Allah hu tala anhu narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) , said, “When a man goes out of his house and says, ‘Bismillaahi tawakkaltu ‘ala Allaah wala hawla wala quwwata illa billaah,’ (In the name of Allaah, I place my trust in Allaah; there is no power and no strength save in Allaah.) then the following is said to him, ‘You are guided, defended and protected.’ So the devils will move out of his way, and another devil will say, ‘How can you deal with a man who has been guided, defended, and protected (by Allaah)?'”[Abu Daawood – Al-Albaani graded it Saheeh (good)]