The preparation you need to do when you want to enter a new house does not matter whether it is a rental house or your own newly completed house. The preparation to move into this new house is not only necessary to wash it clean but as Muslims it is better that we practice this practice. It does not matter whether you are moving in the house in Rawang or Putrajaya.
For those who have just obtained a new residence key, it is good to practice this before moving in. Make sure to do this to the houses that you are staying in and residing. As a Muslim that practices and have faith, these are some of the things that you can do when you just started moving in the house.
Singing the call to prayer when first entering a new house. It is also good for buildings that have long been abandoned and uninhabited by anyone.
In a hadith, Rasulullah SAW once told that if a building (premise/house) is vacated for too long (without occupants) it will be entered by a kind of subtle being (jim known as Al-‘Ammar) who likes to live in an unoccupied house.
2. Reading Surah Al-Baqarah
A hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah r.a., the Prophet SAW said which means: “Do not make your house like a grave (just to sleep), indeed the devil will run away from the house recited Surah Al-Baqarah.”
Usually when we enter a new house we only read Yassin. Surah Al-Baqarah should be the choice to read when entering a new house.
3. Pray a Lot and Read the Quran
In another hadith, Rasulullah SAW also encouraged us to increase our prayers and recite the Al-Quran in a newly occupied house or building.
He said which means: “Shine your house by increasing prayers and reciting the Qur’an.” (Hadith narrated by Al-Baihaqi)
4. Read Surah Yassin, Al-Fatihah and Al-Ikhlas
Practice reciting surah Yassin every night especially the first 7 nights you occupy a house or building.
Also read surah Al-Fatihah once, surah Al-Ikhlas 3 times, salawat over Rasulullah SAW 7 times, verse Kursi once, in the last verse read 7 times.
5. Islamic Fence
The act of fencing a house by planting or hanging something in certain corners or corners of the house or building occupied in the belief that the thing will guard and preserve the safety of its occupants is an act contrary to the teachings of Islam.
However, there are ways that are allowed and encouraged according to the teachings of Islam. The trick is to ‘fence the house’ by sprinkling Yassin water around the house.
Below is a guide to fencing a house:
-Take water and then read surah Al-Fatihah, verse Kursi, Surah 3 Kul (Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, and Al-Nas).
-Then blow into the water slowly until you run out of breath.
– After that, squirt and sprinkle the water to each corner of the house starting with the corner located on the right and the next corner, in a counterclockwise direction.
Remember that the preparation needed when you want to enter a new house does not matter whether it is a rental house or your own newly completed house.