Living in a haunted house
Fatwa No: 81497

  • Fatwa Date:16-9-1999 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 6, 1420
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Question

We recently moved to a new house. We have been hearing strange sounds and noises, including sounds of falling objects, cats and other unexplained sounds. The car's engine even started by itself. We have a remote starter installed, but it can only be started with the remote control and my wife was the only one in the house with a 1 year old child, who was sleaping at the time. Doors open and windows close suddenly. We learned that the house was used for gambling in the past. We also learned that the previous person living in this house has left after only two months . She left all of a sudden and didn't even get the deposit from the landlord. The person before her also stayed for 2-3 months also. Can it be that we have some creatures, like Jins or Devils in the house? If so, what can we do? I know that Allah is the protector, but is there any preferred Dua' or reading of special Sura's from the Quran in these situations? How can they harm us if they can harm us. My wife is very concerned about this and she wants us to leave the house.

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. We advise you to observe remembering Allah especially saying the supplications "reciting Dua’s" at the time of entering, going out of house, eating or drinking etc. You should recite Sura AL- BAQARA in every three days or use tape recorder for that purpose. But, if the situation continues on the same way, we advise you to leave the house. Allah knows best.

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