At the approach of a New Year or month, the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would recite the following 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, and 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 the habit of the Sahabah.
(At-Targhib of Isbahani, Hadith: 1291, Chapter on the du’a for a new Month and new Year)
Lets learn this du’a and teach it to others. The Ummah is in dire need for every part of this du’a.
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