Praise be to Allaah.
Is there a du’aa’ for moving into a new house?
We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, who answered as follows:
“Praise be to Allaah. When he enters a house or stops to camp in a spot out of doors, he should say, ‘A’oodhu bi kalimaat-Illaah it-taammaati min sharri ma khalaq (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah from the evil of that which He has created)’ three times. If he says this, then nothing will harm him until he leaves that place.”
The house he is talking about is a new house which he is going to go and live in for the first time. What should he say?
“When he enters it for the first time, he should say, ‘A’oodhu bi kalimaat-Illaah it-taammaati min sharri ma khalaq.’”
Can he say, “Rabbi anzilni munzalan mubaarakan [My Lord! Cause me to land at a blessed landing-place – al-Mu’mineen 23:29 – interpretation of the meaning]”?
“This is for when one embarks on a boat or ship.”
And Allaah knows best.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid