I have heard that the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would recite a du’a for the new year. What is this du’a?
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Hisham (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would learn the following du’a for when the new month or new year would begin:
اللهم أَدْخِلْهُ عَلينا بِالأمْنِ وَالإيمان وَالسَّلامَةِ وَالإسْلام وَرِضْوَانٍ مِّنَ الرَّحْمن وِجوارٍ مِّنَ الشَّيْطان
Allahumma adkhilhu ‘alayna bil amni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wa ridwanim minar Rahman, wa jiwarim minash shaytan
O Allah, bring this [month or year] upon us with security, iman, safety, Islam, your pleasure and protection from shaytan.
(Al-Mu’jamul Awsat of Tabarani, Hadith: 6237)
‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has ruled the chain as sound (hasan).
(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 139-140)
Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has graded the chain that was quoted by ‘Allamah Baghawi for this narration as authentic (sahih).
(Al-Isabah, no. 5007)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar