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 are the following:

1)

اللَّهُمَّ أَهْلِلْهُ عَلَيْنَا بِاليُمْنِ وَالإِيمَانِ وَالسَّلَامَةِ وَالإِسْلَامِ، رَبِّي وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ

Allahumma ahlilhu ‘alayna bil yumni wal imani was salamati wal islami Rabbi wa RabbukAllah

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3451 on the authority of Sayyiduna Talhah ibn ‘Ubaydillah radiyallahu ‘anhu. Imam Tirmidhi rahimahullah has classified this as sound –hasanun gharib-)

 

2)

  اللهُ أكبراللَّهُمَّ أَهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْأمْنِ وَالْإِيمَانِ وَالسَّلَامَةِ وَالْإِسْلَامِ وَالتَّوْفِيقِ لِمَا يحِبُّ رَبُّنا وَيرْضَى رَبنا وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ

Allahu Akbar! Allahumma ahillahu ‘alayna bil amni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wat tawfiqi lima yuhibbu Rabbuna wa yarda. Rabbuna wa RabbukAllah

(Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 1687 on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

 

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

One may recite either of them.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar