Settling in new house
Fatwa No: 82589

  • Fatwa Date:17-2-2001 - Thul-Qi'dah 24, 1421
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Question

What is the Sunnah way to settle in a newly built house ?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We inform you that we do not know any Sunnah particular to living in a new house. What some people do, like slaughtering and putting salt at the entrance of the house is an innovation and a non-Islamic custom. In fact, there is no difference between a new and an old house, the person should say the supplication of entering and that of leaving regardless of the condition of the house. He could also read Sura Al-Baqarah every three days and say Bismillah when entering in or closing the doors.

Allah knows best.

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