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Reciting Bismillah before commencing any action


  1. Before we do any action we recite bismillah. Is there any harm if I add  to it and say “bismillah was salaatu was salaamu ala rasulillah” before I commence any action whether small or big?
  2. May a girl have the name leena?



  1. Reciting Bismillah before commencing any work is sufficient.
  2. The word Leena means a date tree. 

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

باب قوله { ما قطعتم من لينة } نخلة ما لم تكن عجوة أو برنية

عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم حرق نخل بني النضير وقطع وهي البويرة فأنزل الله تعالى { ما قطعتم من لينة أو تركتموها قائمة على أصولها فبإذن الله وليخزي الفاسقين } (بخاري رقم 4884)

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.