Moving to a new home

Q: By the grace of Allah, we built a house. We need a good name for it and Shar'iee guidance when moving into the new house.

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A:

1. Manzil-e-Noor or Noor Manzil perhaps is a good name which means a home of light and noor.

2. 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.

Fazaail-e-Aamaal (Virtues of the Holy Qur'an - Hadith 15)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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