I wanted to know if there is any basis for giving adhan when moving to a new house?
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:
‘When the muadhin calls the adhan, Shaytan flees hurriedly away.’
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 610 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 856)
The narrator of this Hadith; Abu Salih As-Samman (rahimahullah) states that when one hears [scary/eery] sounds [and fears the presence of evil Jinns] one should call out the adhan, since it has the effect of chasing away the shaytan.
(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 856)
Based on this, people have the habit of calling out the adhan in a new home before moving in, so as to chase away the evil Jinn therefrom, if any.
See here for a list of deeds one may do when moving into a new home/premises.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar