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What actions can be done when moving into a new house?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

What kind of dhikr and azkaar should one perfom when moving into a new house?How should one celebrate move into a new house? What should be recited so that the place my be blessed?

As Salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah,
Moving into a new house is a favor from Allah for which a person should be thankful. As such, it will be good for you to perform two rakaat of salah of shukr , and express your gratitude to Allah ,and beseech Him to protect you and your family from all evils and harms.
Scholars have also mentioned that it is commendable on this occasion to invite family members, relatives etc for a meal, to dine with you, as an expression of your happiness and gratitude to Allah. (Al Mawsoo’ah Al Fiqhiyah).
They have also stated that one should recite Sura Baqara in the new house since the Prophet (sas) is reported to have said, ‘Satan runs away from the house in which Sura Baqara is recited ‘.  (Sahih Muslim).
As such, in order to remove all evil jinns and satans from the house which had been empty for a while, and to protect  it from the harms of such jinns and devils, you should recite Sura Baqara in the house. If you are unable to do this, you can get others to do it, at least before entering the new house.
And Allah Knows best
Mufti Waseem Khan
28th August 2017

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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