Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

When to Read

Recite before starting anything, getting up in morning, eating, work, etc.

Translation

In the Name of Allah, the Most Kind, the Most Merciful

Hadith or Benefit

The word ‘Bismillah’ simply means In the name of Allah. According to a narration, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Any important work that does not begin with Bismillah is imperfect”. Another version says: “Any important work that does not begin with Bismillah is devoid of Barakah”. “Shut/lock your door and mention the name of Allah Most Almighty and Majestic upon it for the Satan does not open a locked (or closed) door, and put out your lamps and mention the name of Allah, and cover your utensils even with a stick and mention the name of Allah, and close your containers and mention the name of Allah Most Almighty and Majestic upon it.” [Reported by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Da`ood, and Timidthi]