What Sunnahs to do after purchasing a plot of land

Fatwa ID: 01899

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

I have bought a piece of land in my native place. What is Allah's subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) command & Huzur Sallalahualihi Wasallam 's Sunnah after buying a plot.

Answer:

Bismillah

The following things should be done after you have purchased the plot of land:

  1. Pray 2 rakaats voluntary prayer (or more) and then make dua that Allah make it a place of barakah. Also thank Allah for blessing you with this house. If a person has received a blessing or a favour from Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) or some difficulties or hardships have been eased, then it is Mustuhub (desirable) to read Salat Shukr. There isn’t a specific number or rakaats one should read, however, two rakats should be the very least. (Fatawa Mahmoodiyah p.125 v.7)

2. Say the following dua, “Ma sha’ Allah la quwwata illa Billaah.”

Imam Baihaq in his Shuabul Iman narrates on the authority of Saaiduna Anas raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) that the Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “whoever sees something, likes it –and says “Ma sha Allah la quwwata illa Billah” – nothing will harm it.”

  1. Protect your house from Envy and the Evil Eye by reciting Surah Falaq and Surah Naas.

Imam Ibn Qayim raḥimahullāh (may Allāh have mercy upon him) has written in his book Zaadul Maad, “It is the arrows that are taken out from the soul of the envious individual and then fired upon the one who is being envied.  This individual maybe affected by this sometimes and manages to escape at other times.  If affected by this, there will be no protection from its evil effect.  Sometimes these arrows return to the envier and the evil eye makes him suffer the same negative physical actions to the body and soul as he had originally intended.”

The Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said ‘The one who knows in great detail his brothers affairs can harm him’.   (Muwata Imam Malik p.719)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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