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Du’a when sighting a new moon

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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 & 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

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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