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Moving into a new home

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Q: When one moves into one’s new home, what Aa’maal should be carried out in order to bring blessings to the home? Similarly, what can we read so that we can be protected from evil influences coming into the home?

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A: Recite Surah Baqarah when you move into the home and ensure that all the A’amaal of the home are in accordance to the Sunnah. Generally when people move into a new home the greater concern is about the things in the home and making the home comfortable. However just as these things are important to some extent, the greater focus should be to make that home a home of barakah, blessings and a home that attracts the mercy of Allah Ta’ala. This will be obtained when one refrains from sin and the activities of the home are in accordance to the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). On the other hand when the activities of the home are not in conformity to the Sunnah, Salaah is not performed and nor is the Qur’an recited in the home, then evil influences, jinnaat, etc. enter the home.

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) says: “In the house where the Qur’an is read, the household members increase, virtues and blessings multiply, angels descend upon them and Shaitaan leaves the house. Whereas the house in which Qur’an is not recited, life therein becomes straitened and devoid of blessings, angels leave the house and Shaitaan takes control of it.”

Hadhrat Ibn Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu Anhu) and has reported that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “A deserted house is one in which the Holy Qur’an is not recited.”

Ensure that Salaah is performed on time. The entire family should allocate some time daily to make ta’leem of the fazaail kitaabs (Fazaail A’amaal and Fazaail-e-Sadaqaat).

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

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها ، قالت : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد (مشكاة # 140)

واتخاذ الدعوة لقراءة القرآن وجمع الصلحاء والقراء للختم أو لقراءة سورة الأنعام أو الإخلاص والحاصل أن اتخاذ الطعام عند قراءة القرآن لأجل الأكل يكره (رد المحتار 2/ 240)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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