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:
اللّهم أَدْخِلْهُ عَلينا بِالأمْنِ وَالإيمان، وَالسَّلامَةِ وَالإسْلام، وِجوارٍ مِّنَ الشَّيْطان، وَرِضْوَانٍ مِّنَ الرَّحْمن.
Allahumma adkhilhu ‘alayna bil amni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wa jiwarim minash shaytan, wa ridwanim minar Rahman.
O Allah, bring this [month or year] upon us with security, iman, safety, Islam, protection from shaytan, and your pleasure.
(Mu’jamus Sahabah of Baghawi, & Al-Mu’jamul Awsat of Tabarani, Hadith: 6237)
‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has ruled the chain of Tabarani 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)
This du’a has also been reported by Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibnus Saib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) as he habit of the Sahabah.
(At-Targhib of Isbahani, hadith: 1291, Chapter on the du’a for a new Month and new Year)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar