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Calling the Adhan when moving into a new home?

Question

I wanted to know if there is any basis for giving adhan when moving to a new house?

 

Answer

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