Q: When we move to a new house or flat, among the first things we do is usually to recite Surah al-Baqarah. Is this practise from the sunnah? Should Surah Baqarah be recited also when we move into a hotel room for a week’s holiday?
A: It is not a masnoon practice. However, it is permissible. The more virtuous thing is to ensure that we perform namaaz regularly. We should take out time daily to recite the Qur’aan (in the morning and evening) together with engaging in zikr and ta`leem.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)