Question 457: What is the ruling on reciting the Qur’aan collectively upon entering one’s new house or to alleviate harm or anxiety?
Answer: It is recommended that a Muslim says Bismillaah (In the Name of Allaah) and recites Soorah (Qur’aanic chapter) Al-Baqarah upon entering the house. It was authentically narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Satan runs away from the house in which Soorah Al-Baqarah is recited. However, it should not be recited collectively because this is an act of Bidd`ah (innovation in religion). Reciting the Qur’aan in houses in the manner mentioned above has no basis in the Sharee`ah (Islaamic law)... read more here.