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10 things to do and Dua for moving into a new house or starting a business

Moving into a new house or starting a business marks a significant moment in one’s life, filled with anticipation, excitement, and perhaps a touch of anxiety. There are no written specific deeds or du’as specifically for when moving into a new premises. However Scholars advise these virtuous acts when moving into a new house or starting a business.

Drawing from authentic Hadith, we present a guide on 10 recommended actions and prayers for those embarking on the journey of moving into a new home or commencing a business.

10 things to do and Dua for moving into a new house or starting a business
Dua for moving into a new house or starting a business

10 things to do and Dua for moving into a new house or starting a business

  1. Do shukr, Give thanks to Allah
  2. Call out the Adhan
  3. Say the Salam when entering
  4. Recite Quran
  5. Recite Surah Baqarah, The last two verses of Surah Baqarah
  6. Nafl Salah
  7. Give Sadaqah
  8. Keep dates in home
  9. Keep Vinegar in home
  10. Invite your muslim brothers and sisters for food

Dua for entering Masjid, Read these 3 Dua.

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Do Shukr (Express Gratitude): Begin this new chapter in your life by expressing gratitude to Allah for His blessings.

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Allah says in Quran, And when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor](Quran 14:7)

2. Hadith on Adhan: Satan runs away from the call to prayer

Abu Huraira reported:The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: When the Mu’adhdhin calls to prayer, Satan runs back vehemently. Sahih Muslim 389b

حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ الْحَمِيدِ بْنُ بَيَانٍ الْوَاسِطِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدٌ، – يَعْنِي ابْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ – عَنْ سُهَيْلٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏

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إِذَا أَذَّنَ الْمُؤَذِّنُ أَدْبَرَ الشَّيْطَانُ وَلَهُ حُصَاصٌ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Jabir reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when Satan hears the call to prayer, he flees to a very distant place.” Sahih Muslim


عَنْ جَابِرٍ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ إِذَا سَمِعَ النِّدَاءَ بِالصَّلَاةِ ذَهَبَ حَتَّى يَكُونَ مَكَانَ الرَّوْحَاءِ

3.Say the Salam when entering a new house

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar said, “When someone enters a house which is not lived in, he should say, ‘Peace be upon the righteous slaves of Allah.'” Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 1055

حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ الْمُنْذِرِ قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنِي مَعْنٌ قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنِي هِشَامُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، أَنَّ عَبْدَ اللهِ بْنَ عُمَرَ قَالَ‏:‏ إِذَا دَخَلَ الْبَيْتَ غَيْرَ الْمَسْكُونِ فَلْيَقُلِ‏:‏ السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى عِبَادِ اللهِ الصَّالِحِينَ‏.‏

 4.When someone does not mention Allah when he enters

Jabir reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “When a man enters his house, he should Allah mention Allah Almighty, both when he enters and he eats. If he does so, Shaytan says (i.e. to the shayatin), ‘You cannot spend the night or eat.’ When he enters and does not mention Allah when he enters, Shaytan says, ‘You have got your lodgings for the night and your supper.'” Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 1096

حَدَّثَنَا خَلِيفَةُ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَاصِمٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ‏:‏ إِذَا دَخَلَ الرَّجُلُ بَيْتَهُ، فَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ عِنْدَ دُخُولِهِ، وَعِنْدَ طَعَامِهِ، قَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ‏:‏ لاَ مَبِيتَ لَكُمْ وَلاَ عَشَاءَ، وَإِذَا دَخَلَ فَلَمْ يَذْكُرِ اللَّهَ عِنْدَ دُخُولِهِ قَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ‏:‏ أَدْرَكْتُمُ الْمَبِيتَ، وَإِنْ لَمْ يَذْكُرِ اللَّهَ عِنْدَ طَعَامِهِ قَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ‏:‏ أَدْرَكْتُمُ الْمَبِيتَ وَالْعَشَاءَ‏.‏

Giving The Salam When Entering The House

Narrated Anas:

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me: ‘O my little son! When you enter upon your family then give the Salam, it will be a blessing for you and upon the inhabitants of your house.”Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2698

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو حَاتِمٍ الْبَصْرِيُّ الأَنْصَارِيُّ، مُسْلِمُ بْنُ حَاتِمٍ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الأَنْصَارِيُّ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ زَيْدٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيَّبِ، قَالَ قَالَ أَنَسُ بْنُ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ يَا بُنَىَّ إِذَا دَخَلْتَ عَلَى أَهْلِكَ فَسَلِّمْ يَكُونُ بَرَكَةً عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَى أَهْلِ بَيْتِكَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ ‏.‏

As you step into your new abode or business premises, recite the , “Assalamu Alaikum” (peace be upon you) when you meet people. This fosters a positive and harmonious atmosphere. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Spread peace amongst yourselves” (Muslim).

4.Recite Quran in House

Envelop your new space with the soothing and purifying verses of the Quran. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Read the Quran, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection” (Muslim). Begin by reciting Surah Al-Fatihah and other verses that bring tranquility to your heart.

Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “Read the Qur’an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.”. Riyad as-Salihin 991

عن أبي أمامة رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول‏:‏ ‏ “‏ اقرءوا القرآن فإنه يأتي يوم القيامة شفيعًا لأصحابه‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

5.Recite Surah Baqarah, The last two verses of Surah Baqarah

الْأَذْكَارُ وَقِرَاءَةُ الْقُرْآنِ

Reciting Surah Al-Baqarah, the second chapter of the Quran, is highly recommended for protection and blessings. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Read Al-Baqarah in your dwellings, for verily Satan does not enter the house where Surah Al-Baqarah is read” (Muslim). Additionally, recite the last two verses of Surah Al-Baqarah (2:285-286) for protection.

“Do not turn your homes into graveyards, surely the Devil flees from the house in which Surat Al-Baqarah is read,” Muslim 1/539.

The Devil is also driven out by the invocations for morning and evening, those that are said before sleeping and upon waking up, those for entering and leaving the house, including those for entering and leaving the mosque, and by many other authentic invocations taught to us by the Prophet (ﷺ) such as the reading of ‘Ayatul-Kursi, (Al-Baqarah 2:255), and the last two ‘Ayat of Surat Al-Baqarah before going to sleep.

Whoever says: “There is none worthy of worship but Allah alone, Who has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise, and he is Able to do all things,” one hundred times, it will be a protection for him from the Devil throughout the day.’ Hisn al-Muslim 143

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6. Read Nafil Salah

Engage in voluntary prayers to seek Allah’s guidance and blessings.

Ibn ‘Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Observe part of the [Nawafil (voluntary)] Salat (prayers) in your homes. Do not turn your homes into graves.”Riyad as-Salihin 1129

وعن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال‏:‏ اجلعوا من صلاتكم في بيوتكم، ولا تتخذوها قبورًا‏”‏‏.‏ ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

7. Give Sadaqah (Charity)

Give Sadaqah (Charity): Generosity is encouraged in Islam, and giving charity, even a small amount, can purify your wealth and attract Allah’s blessings. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Charity does not decrease wealth” (Muslim).

Read- Difference between Sadaqa, Fidya and zakat

8.A family which has no dates its members will be hungry

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Include dates in your new home as they hold numerous health benefits and have been praised by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Muslim 2046

‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: A family which has dates will not be hungry.

حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الدَّارِمِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ حَسَّانَ، حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ، بْنُ بِلاَلٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ لاَ يَجُوعُ أَهْلُ بَيْتٍ عِنْدَهُمُ التَّمْرُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

9. Be satisfied

Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported:While I was sitting in my house there happened to pass by me Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ). He made a gesture to me and I stood up for him. He took hold of my hand until we came to one of the apartments of his wives.

He entered and then asked me to get in. So I entered and there was hanging a curtain beside her. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Is there any food (with you)? They (the members of the household) said: Yes And then there were brought three loaves of bread for him (the Holy Prophet) and placed in the basket of palm leaves. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) picked up one loaf and placed that before him, and then picked up another one and placed it before me.

He then picked up the third one and broke it into two parts, and kept the one-half before him and the other half before me, and then said: Is there any condiment? They (the members of the household) said: There is nothing (in the form of condiment) but some vinegar only. He said: Bring that, for vinegar is a good condiment.

وَحَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ هَارُونَ، أَخْبَرَنَا حَجَّاجُ بْنُ أَبِي، زَيْنَبَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبُو سُفْيَانَ، طَلْحَةُ بْنُ نَافِعٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ جَابِرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ كُنْتُ جَالِسًا فِي دَارِي فَمَرَّ بِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَأَشَارَ إِلَىَّ فَقُمْتُ إِلَيْهِ فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِي فَانْطَلَقْنَا حَتَّى أَتَى بَعْضَ حُجَرِ نِسَائِهِ فَدَخَلَ ثُمَّ أَذِنَ لِي فَدَخَلْتُ الْحِجَابَ عَلَيْهَا فَقَالَ ‏”‏ هَلْ مِنْ غَدَاءٍ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالُوا نَعَمْ ‏.‏ فَأُتِيَ بِثَلاَثَةِ أَقْرِصَةٍ فَوُضِعْنَ عَلَى نَبِيٍّ فَأَخَذَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قُرْصًا فَوَضَعَهُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَأَخَذَ قُرْصًا آخَرَ فَوَضَعَهُ بَيْنَ يَدَىَّ ثُمَّ أَخَذَ الثَّالِثَ فَكَسَرَهُ بِاثْنَيْنِ فَجَعَلَ نِصْفَهُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَنِصْفَهُ بَيْنَ يَدَىَّ ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏”‏ هَلْ مِنْ أُدُمٍ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا لاَ ‏.‏ إِلاَّ شَىْءٌ مِنْ خَلٍّ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ هَاتُوهُ فَنِعْمَ الأُدُمُ هُوَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

10. Invite Muslim Brothers and Sisters for Food in new house

Extend hospitality by inviting fellow Muslims to share a meal in your new space. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “O people, spread the (greeting of) Salam, feed the hungry, and pray while the people are asleep, you will enter Paradise in peace” (Tirmidhi).

Abdallah b. ‘Amr reported God’s messenger as saying, “If you worship the Compassionate One, provide food, and greet all Whom you meet, you will enter paradise in peace.” Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah transmitted it.  Mishkat al-Masabih 1908

وَعَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «اعْبُدُوا الرَّحْمَنَ وَأَطْعِمُوا الطَّعَامَ وَأَفْشُوا السَّلَامَ تَدْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ بِسَلام» . رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيّ وَابْن مَاجَه

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