Du’as For The Beginning of a New Islamic Year or Month

The Islamic new year is upon us! With Muharram being the first Islamic month as well as a sacred month, there are many ways of taking advantage. Muslim scholars of the past have placed a great emphasis on increasing goods deeds, fasting, glorifying God and giving to charity within this sacred month. What’s more, according to a prophetic tradition, the most virtuous fast after the month of Ramadhan is in the month of Muharram.

When a new month commences in Islam, it is recommended to recite the following duʿa. This is also the case when a new year commences with the month of Muharram:

اللَّهُمَّ أَدْخِلْهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالأَمْنِ وَالإيمَانِ وَالسَّلامَةِ وَالإِسْلامِ وَرِضْوَانٍ مِنَ الرَّحْمَنِ وَجِوَارٍ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ

O Allah, bring it (the month) upon us with security, Iman (faith), safety, Islam, the pleasure of The Compassionate [Allah] and protection from Shaytan. [Bagawi]

This was a supplication that the Companions memorised and would recite it like they recited the Qur’an.

There is an additional duʿa which can be recited when a new moon is sighted for each lunar month as well as at the beginning of the new Islamic year:

اللَّهُمَّ أَهْلِلْهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْيُمْنِ وَالإِيمَانِ وَالسَّلاَمَةِ وَالإِسْلاَمِ رَبِّي وَرَبُّكَ اللهُ

O Allah, bring it upon us with blessing, faith, safety and Islam. My Lord and your Lord is Allah.

This was an invocation which was recited by the Prophet Muhammad himself when he would witness the new moon.

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