Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen was asked:


“What is the ruling on hosting guests if a man builds a new house?”


“There is nothing in it and it is not prohibited nor an innovation. This is what is from the customs of the people. They host guests out of joy of a building a new house and honoring their brothers. There is nothing in this. [Liqa al-Baab ul-Maftooh no. 172 found here]

Translated by

Faisal ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan