Children! Let's listen to a blessed Hadees
Seeking permission to enter someone’s house
Owais Yameen Attari
The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: اِذَا اسْتَاْذَنَ اَحَدُكُمْ ثَلَاثاً فَلَمْ يُؤْذَنْ لَهُ فَلْيَرْجِع
Translation: ‘If one seeks permission [to enter] three times but is not given permission, he should return.’ (Bukhari, vol. 4, p. 170, Hadees 6245)
Dear children, we learnt that we should not enter anyone's house without permission. Some children go to the house of their friend or relative and enter without permission. If the door is locked from inside, they knock on the door loudly, repeatedly ring the doorbell, peek inside the house and make loud noises, none of which are a good thing.
Dear children, whenever you go to someone's house, before you enter, ring the doorbell or knock on the door in an appropriate manner to get permission. If someone from inside the house asks, ‘Who is it?’, then instead of saying, ‘It’s me’ or ‘Open the door’, say your name. If you gain permission to enter the house, then enter whilst saying salaam. Similarly, when someone comes to our house and knocks on the door or rings the doorbell, we should not run and open the door immediately. Rather, we should first ask from inside, ‘Who is it?’ When the visitor gives his name, if you know them well, open the door. Otherwise, come and tell your parents their name before opening the door, and if your parents give permission, then open the door.
May Allah Almighty give us the ability to act upon these things.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صَلَّی اللہ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلہٖ وَسَلَّم