Benefits For Moving Into a New House
Reading the Following Dua:
Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullah was asked about slaughtered meat when entering a new home and he answered that is not allowed and it even may be major Shirk. Then he said:
“And it is necessary a person if he settles in a place to say what has been reported from the Sunnah:
أعوذ بكلمات الله التامات من شر ما خل
I seek refuge with the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created
For verily whoever, settles in a place and says: I seek refuge with the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created),’ nothing will harm him until he leaves that place…”
2. Reading Surah Baqarah
Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullah was asked:
Question: Is it from the Sunnah to recite Surah al-Baqarah in a new house?
Answer: “What is apparent is that there is no harm in that, especially if the satanic whispers increase and the hostility of the devils. There is no harm in it. However, I do not know this to be a Sunnah of the Messenger sallahu alayhi wa salam, except he encouraged that in his statement :
إن الشيطان ينفر من البيت الذي تقرأ فيه سورة البقرة
Satan runs away from the house in which Surat Al-Baqarah is recited.
[Muslim no. 28]
So there is no harm, especially if the mistakes caused by the devils increases. Yes”
[Sharh Iqtidaa Siraat ul-Mustaqeem no. 23 Side A]
Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad hafidhuhallah said likewise that it is not a Sunnah specifically, but something that should be done in general due to the Hadith [See: Sharh Tirmidhi no. 312]
Can this be achieved by a group of people, each person reciting a designated portion?
Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbad hafidhuhallah was asked:
Question: Is it necessary for it to be one reciter? If I recite half and my wife recites the remaining or my daughter the other half, does it suffice?
Answer: “The desired goal will be met by that. However, one person reading and not dividing the surah between them is no doubt more deserving. Otherwise, if some read some parts and others read other parts, like that, it will be [achieved]. Surah Baqarah is recited from beginning until end. However, one reciter is more deserving than dividing between a group and everyone having a portion of it”
[Sharh Tirmidhi no. 312]
3. Having a Meal on the Occasion
Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan hafidhuhallah was asked:
Question: Oh Virtuous Shaikh, may Allah facilitate for you good,: Is having a banquet for moving into a new house considered an innovation?
Answer: “Permissible. Establishing a banquet for moving into a new house is permissible. It is not said it is a Sunnah or it is unlawful. It is permissible. A permissible custom. There is nothing wrong with it inshallah”
And Allah Knows Best
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan