Moving into a new home

Q: I am moving into my new house which has just been renovated. I called a Shaikh for dua and food and I have also fed my immediate family members and neighbours on that day. Is this bid'at? I am a bit worried. I have been correcting my intention doing it to please Allah and not to please makhlooq. What should I do immediately after entering the home? Me and my wife were thinking of performing two rakaat of Salaah and making dua, then reciting Qur'an and making ta'leem of fazail. Can you please advise.

A: At the occasion one moves into one's home, it is not an established practice in Deen for one to invite people to his home in order to recite the Qur'an and thereafter feed them. For further details refer to

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها ، قالت : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد (مشكاة # 140)

واتخاذ الدعوة لقراءة القرآن وجمع الصلحاء والقراء للختم أو لقراءة سورة الأنعام أو الإخلاص والحاصل أن اتخاذ الطعام عند قراءة القرآن لأجل الأكل يكره وفيها من كتاب الاستحسان وإن اتخذطعاما للفقراء كان حسنا اه وأطال في ذلك المعراج وقال وهذه الأفعال كلها للسمعة والرياء فيحترز عنها لأنهم لا يريدون بها وجه الله تعالى اه (رد المحتار 2/ 240)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)