What to recite before moving into a new home

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Q: What should we do when moving into a new home in which a non-Muslim (hindu) lived? Should anything specific be read? Please give daleel.


A: A place that had been preoccupied with evil, filth and dirt should be cleansed thoroughly, washed out and the name of Allah be taken in abundance and in all the rooms the recitation of the Qur’aan Shareef should be made. The first 3 verses of Surah Baqarah and the last 3 verses are very effective. Daily recitation of the Qur’aan is very beneficial with some zikr and some du`aa. For further details refer to

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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