Invocation for entering the mosque

‘A’oothu billaahil-‘Adheem, wa bi-Wajhihil-Kareem, wa Sultaanihil-qadeem, minash-Shaytaanir-rajeem. [Bismillaahi, wassalaatu.] [Wassalaamu ‘alaaRasoolillaahi.] Allaahum-maftah lee ‘abwaaba rahmatika.

I seek refuge in Almighty Allah, by His Noble Face, by His primordial power, from Satan the outcast.1 [In the Name of Allah, and blessings.]2 [And peace be upon the Messenger of Allah.]3 O Allah, open before me the doors of Your mercy.4

1 Abu Dawud and Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jdmi’ As-Saghir (Hadithno. 4591).
2 Ibn As-Sunni (Hadith no. 88), graded good by Al-Albani.
3 Abu Dawud 1/126, see also Al-Albani, Sahihul-Jami’As-Saghir 1/528.
4Muslim 1/494. There is also a report in Sunan Ibn Majah on the authority of Fatimah (RA), : “O Allah, forgive me my sins and open for me the doors of Your mercy.” It was graded authentic by Al-Albani due to supporting Ahadith. See Sahih Ibn Majah 1/128-9.