Praise be to Allaah.
You have done well to pray regularly and recite Qur’aan
daily, because these are among the best of deeds and means of protection
against destructive and harmful things. We ask Allaah to protect you and
give you well being in your religious and worldly affairs.
If you are certain that some things have disappeared from
your house, and that no one who lives with you has taken something for some
reason, and that has happened repeatedly, then it is not unlikely that that
was done by the jinn, because there are good and bad among them, and there
are some who steal for themselves or for others. But the remedy for that is
simple, praise be to Allaah. If you mention the name of Allaah when you put
something down, and you say the name of Allaah when you enter the house, and
when you shut the door, then the jinn will have no way of entering your
house or taking any of your things.
Muslim (2018) narrated from Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah (may
Allaah be pleased with him) that he heard the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “When a man enters his house, and
mentions Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, when he enters and when he
eats, the shaytaan says: ‘You have no place to stay and no dinner.’ But if
he enters and does not mention Allaah when he enters, the shaytaan says,
‘You have found a place to stay.’ And if he does not mention Allaah when he
eats, he says: ‘You have found a place to stay and dinner.’”
And Muslim (2012) narrated from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased
with him that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) said: “Cover vessels, tie up waterskins, close doors and
extinguish lamps, for the shaytaan does not undo waterskins or open doors or
uncover vessels. If one of you cannot find anything but a stick to place
over his vessels, or to mention the name of Allaah, let him do so…”
Al-Bukhaari (3280) narrated it with the wording: “Shut your
door and mention the name of Allaah; extinguish your lamps and mention the
name of Allaah; tie up your waterskins and mention the name of Allaah; cover
your vessels and mention the name of Allaah, even if you just place
something on top of it.”
Based on this, if you shut the door and mention the name of
Allaah, and you put your things in a box, for example, and say the name of
Allaah, then they will be protected, in sha Allaah, because the shaytaan
cannot upon a door or uncover a vessel.
Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) said,
concerning the lessons learned from the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah and his
conversation with the jinni who was stealing from the zakaah dates: The jinn
eat human food, and they speak human words, and they steal and cheat. It
also points to the virtue of Aayat al-Kursiy and the virtue of the last
verses of Soorat al-Baqarah, and tells us that the jinn can get food over
which the name of Allaah has not been mentioned. End quote.
If you take these means, but you still do not feel
comfortable staying in the house, then it is better to look for another
house. Abu Dawood (3942) narrated that Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be
pleased with him) said: A man said: O Messenger of Allaah, we lived in a
house and we were great in number and wealthy, then we moved to another
house where our numbers and our wealth grew less. The Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Leave it for it is
bad.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.
See also question no.
And Allaah knows best.