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Vastu- ancient Indian divine science of architecture

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Assalam O Alikum Brother,

My name is Amjad and I am from India. Recently I bought a land behind EIDGAH. One of my close relative told me that according to VASTU (ancient Indian divine science of architecture) buying a land or house near to worship place (mosque/temple/church/Dargah) is not recommended as it will not bring luck, fortune and good health.

After listening to him, I am bit confused whether to keep the land or sale. Could you please advise what to do?

Jazakallah khair



In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islaam,

The belief that a land brings good luck or bad luck based on its setting or position, i.e. Vastu Sastra is foreign to our pristine Islaamic faith system[1]. Such superstitions are from the Hindu creed. We as Muslims believe that good and bad are all from Allaah Ta’aala. Hence, there is no difference in respect to luck in purchasing a land near or away from a place of worship. Barakah comes from Allaah Ta’aala. You may keep the land in reference.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  صحيح البخاري (3/ 184)

2697 – حدثنا يعقوب، حدثنا إبراهيم بن سعد، عن أبيه، عن القاسم بن محمد، عن عائشة رضي الله عنها، قالت: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس فيه، فهو رد»


الرد المحتار على در المختار (1/377)

ما أحدث على خلاف الحق الملتقى عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من علم أو عمل أو حال بنوع شبهة واستحسان، وجعل دينا قويما وصراطا مستقيما.


دليل الفالحين لطرق رياض الصالحين (2/101)

 (كل بدعة) وهي لغة المخترع على غير مثال سابق. وشرعاً ما أحدث على خلاف أمر الشارع.

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