What is the reference and authenticity of the following du’a which is to be recited when seeing the full moon?:

   أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شَرِّ هَذَا الغاسقِ إِذا وَقَب



This du’a has been recorded in: Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3366, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 541 and Ibnus Sunni, Hadith: 648.

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared it authentic (hasan sahih). Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has also declared it as sahih.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar