On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stated: “Do not make your homes graveyards. Indeed the Shaytaan flees from the home which Soorah al-Baqarah is recited in.” (Saheeh Muslim 780)
Shaykh al-‘Allaamah al-Muhaddith Muhammad ibn Aadam al-Ethiyoobe (may Allaah preserve him) mentioned some benefits from this Hadeeth:
1. Encouragement to pray Salaatun-Naafilah (superogatory prayers) in the homes.
2. The prohibition of taken the house as a place that is abandoned like the graves, you do not pray in it nor remember Allaah in it.
3. Encouragement to recite Soorah al-Baqarah in the house. Continue reading