Exaggeration in the Furniture of the House – Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and verdicts

Question: Is a moderate amount of house furniture Haram? This concerns me because inshallah I will marry a Muslim brother who wants furniture similar [to the furniture] in days of the Messenger(ﷺ). So this is an affair we differ on?

Answer: “A moderate amount of furniture is not haram*, rather every good is in the moderation of affairs. Allah says:

وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا أَنْفَقُوا لَمْ يُسْرِفُوا وَلَمْ يَقْتُرُوا وَكَانَ بَيْنَ ذَلِكَ قَوَامً

And those, who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor niggardly, but hold a medium (way) between those (extremes)”.


With Allah is Tawfeeq

And May Blessings and Peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and verdicts


Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz


Abdurrazzaq ‘Afifi


Abdullah ibn Abdurahman al-Ghudyaan

Abdullah ibn Qu’ud

[Taken from: https://www.alifta.net/fatawa/fatawaDetails.aspx?BookID=3&View=Page&PageNo=2&PageID=9418 ]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan


*Translator’s note:

The Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) were not pleased with a lot of furniture.

Ibrahim an-Nakhai rahimahullah said:

كَانَ لا يُعْجِبُهُمْ كَثْرَةُ الأَثَاثِ فِي بُيُوتِهِمْ ، وَكَانَ يُعْجِبُهُمْ مَا وَسَّعُوا بِهِ عَلَى عِيَالِهِمْ

They [the Companions] were not pleased with a lot of furniture in their houses. They were pleased with what they could accommodate their children with

[Reported by al-Bayhaqi in Shu’ab al-Imaan no. 6165. The Muhaqiq Mukhtaar Ahmad an-Nadwi said: “Its chain has men that are Thiqaat (reliable). I did not find this narration with other than the author”. It is also reported in Tarikh Yahya Ibn Ma’een as reported by ad-Doori no. 2927 with a similar chain]

And Allah knows Best.

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