Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle
Question: Assalamu alaykum
Which days are recommended in Islam for one to move into a new house?
Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
After quite some searching, I am personally not aware of any hadith or principle that would suggest that any day is better for moving house than any other. That said, the most mubarak (blessed) time of one’s life is the day or moment in which one genuinely decides to repent to Allah from one’s sins and lack of total slavehood to Him. In light of this, my advise would be to choose a day that practically works out well, make wudu and pray two rakas with the intention of seeking forgiveness from Allah and making a new start in one’s life. ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver; He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers; And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.’ [71:10-12]
It would also be advised to have a good look at the following link containing supplications to make upon moving to a new home.
And Allah knows best.
[Shaykh] Farid Dingle
Shaykh Farid Dingle grew up in a convert family in Herefordshire, UK. In 2007, he moved to Jordan to pursue traditional studies. Shaykh Farid continues to live in Amman, Jordan with his wife and kids. In addition to continuing his studies he teaches Arabic and several of the Islamic sciences.
Shaykh Farid began his journey in sacred knowledge with intensives in the UK and Jordan (2004) in Shafi’i fiqh and Arabic. After years of studying Arabic grammar, Shafi’i fiqh, hadith, legal methodology (usul al-fiqh) and tafsir, Sh. Farid began specializing in Arabic language and literature. Sh. Farid studied Pre-Islamic poetry, Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, and Andalusian literature. He holds a BA in Arabic Language and Literature and continues exploring the language of the Islamic tradition.
In addition to his interest in the Arabic language Shaykh Farid actively researches matters related to jurisprudence (fiqh) which he studied with Shaykh Hamza Karamali, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, and continues with Shaykh Amjad Rasheed.