Chapter 20

Du`as upon seeing the crescent


[ 13514 ] 6 ـ وعن عدة من أصحابنا ، عن سهل بن زياد ، عن يعقوب بن يزيد ، عن محمد بن إبراهيم النوفلي ، عن الحسين بن المختار ، رفعه قال : قال أمير المؤمنين ( عليه السلام ) : إذا رأيت الهلال فلا تبرح وقل : اللهم إني أسألك خير هذا الشهر وفتحه ونوره ونصره وبركته وطهوره ورزقه ، أسألك خير ما فيه وخير ما بعده ، وأعوذ بك من شر ما فيه وشر ما بعده ، اللهم أدخله علينا بالامن والايمان ، والسلامة والاسلام ، والبركة والتوفيق لما تحب وترضى .


6 – A number of our companions from Sahl b. Ziyad from Ya`qub b. Yazid from Muhammad b. Ibrahim an-Nawfali from al-Husayn b. al-Mukhtar going up from him.  He said: Amir al-Mu’mineen عليه السلام said: When you have seen the crescent then do not depart, and say:

Allaahumma innee as’aluka khayra hadha ‘sh-shahri wa fatHahu wa noorahu wa naSrahu wa barakatahu wa Tahoorahu wa rizqah, as’aluka khayra maa feehi wa khayra maa ba`dah, wa a`oodhu bika min sharri maa feehi wa sharri maa ba`dah, Allaahumma adkhilhu `alaynaa bil-amni wa ‘l-eemaan, wa ‘s-salaamati wa ‘l-islaam, wa ‘l-barakati wa ‘t-tawfeeqi lima tuHibbu wa tarDa.

Allahumma I ask of You the good of this month, and its victory, and its light, and its triumpth, and its blessing, and its purification, and its sustenance, and I ask of You the good of what is in it and the good of what is after it, and I take refuge with You from the evil of what is in it and the evil of what is after it, Allahumma enter it upon us with security and faith, and safety and submission (al-islam), and blessing and conciliation to what You love and accept.


(to be continued, in sha Allah)