With which foot should one leave the house?

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1. When leaving the house, is it sunnah to leave with the right foot or left foot, some Ulama say one should leave with the right foot and others say one should leave with the left foot, which one is correct?

2. Did Nabi Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) leave the house with the right foot or the left foot?

Is there any hadith Reference for the above?


A: This is not a sunnah. You can leave and enter the house with any foot.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.