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Du’a when sighting a new moon

Question

What du’a can one recite when sighting the new moon?

 

Answer

Among the du’as to be recited is the following:

 

  اللهُ أكبراللَّهُمَّ أَهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْيُمْنِ وَالْإِيمَانِ وَالسَّلَامَةِ وَالْإِسْلَامِ وَالتَّوْفِيقِ لِمَا تُحِبُّ رَبُّنا وَتَرْضَى رَبِّي وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ

 

Allahu Akbar! Allahumma Ahillahu ‘alayna bil yumni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wat tawfiqi lima tuhibbu Rabbuna wa tarda. Rabbi wa RabbukAllah

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3451 and Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 1687)

 

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has classified this as sound (hasan gharib)

 

Note: In some versions the highlighted words appear slightly different, as: yuhibbu Rabbuna wa yarda.

One may recite either of them.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar