What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Am I allowed to clean the house during the night, because I heard that it is bad luck to clean the house during this time. Please can you advise us regarding this?
Questioner: Amjad from England
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب
It is permissible & commendable to clean the house at any given time, because cleanliness is a profoundly desirable act in Shar’īah. To the extent that our Beloved Prophet ﷺ has stated,
“الطُّهُورُ شَطْرُ الْإِيمَانِ”
“Purity is half of faith.”
[Sahīh Muslim, vol 1, pg 203, Hadīth no 223]
It has only been mentioned in some books that sweeping the house at night is among the causes of decrease in sustenance; although, sweeping is not actually impermissible. One should avoid unnecessarily sweeping the house during this time, as it is a cause of sustenance decreasing. Whereas, cleaning up at night is absolutely fine.
واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری
Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadiri
Translated by Haider Ali
Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0732] Is it bad luck to clean the house during the night?