In the du’a when entering the home, is the letter lam in the word المولج read with fatha or kasrah?
One may recite the meem with either a fathah or a dammah as stated by several Muhaddithun and the lam with a fathah, since this is how is was reported in the narration.
Refer to Sharh ibn Raslan on Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5096, Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s edition of Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5055 and Al-Futuhatur Rabbaniyyah, vol.1 pg.342.
The last reference above also allows a kasrah on the lam [with a fathah on the meem], based on the linguistic pronunciation.
The famous pronunciation of this word in the du’a is correct. (mawlaji- with a Fathah on the meem as well as the lam)
Here is the full du’a for the benefit of the readers:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ الْمَُوْلَِجِ وَخَيْرَ الْمَُخْرَجِ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَلَجْنَا وَبِسْمِ اللَّهِ خَرَجْنَا وَعَلَى اللَّهِ رَبِّنَا تَوَكَّلْنَا
Allahuma ini asaluka khayral mawlaji/mulaji/mawliji wa khayral makhraji/mukhraji bismillahi walajna wa bismillahi kharajna wa ‘alallahi rabbina tawakkalna
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar