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Ramadan New Moon Sighting Dua, in english

Ramadan New Moon Sighting Dua,

Ramadan Moonsighting, Crescent Moon


When the crescent of Ramadan is sighted,

turn towards Qiblah, raising hands towards

the sky, address it as under: -











My Lord and your Lord is Allah, the Lord of

the worlds. O Allah for us let this month be

a period of peace, faith safety and total

submission to Thy will; make us walk apace

swiftly to that which Thou likes and

approves. O Allah pour out much blessings

on us in this month, make available for us

its generous good and assistance, and keep

us safe from the harm, evil, misfortune and

mischief that may try to trap us in this


Dua of Imam Zainul

Abedin (A.S.):

Imam Zainul Abedin

(A.S.) used to invoke

the following Dua at

the beginning of the holy month of

Ramadan: -

All praise is due to God who guided us to

praise Him, and made us worthy of it in

order that we may be grateful for His

goodness, and that He may, thereupon

confer on us the reward of the righteous.

And all praise be to God, who conferred on

us His religion, and distinguished us with

His creed, and conducted us into the path

of His goodness, in order that, through His

grace we may walk along them towards His

approbation - a praise which He may accept

from us, and on account of which He may

be pleased with us.

And praise be to God who ordained His

month, the month of Ramadan, the month

of fasts, the month of Islam the month of

purity, the month of purification and the

month of standing up (for prayer) to beone

of those paths. In this month the Qur'an

was made to descend, as guidance to

mankind and contains clear instruction and

distinction (between right and wrong).

And He manifested its superiority to all the

other months by allotting it abundant

honors and celebrated excellence:

therefore, He prohibited in it what He had

allowed in other months in order to exalt it;

and forbade in it food and drink, in order to

honor it.

And appointed for it a definite time, which

the High and Glorious doth not to be

anticipated before it, and would not accept

if delayed after it.

Then He gave excellence to one of its

nights over a thousand months and named

it 'Lailetul Qadr" the night of Qadr (destiny),

wherein descend the angels and the spirit

by permission of their Lord, for every

matter; peace and everlasting blessing till

the dawn of the morning to whomsoever of

His servants He will, according to the

decree confirmed by Him.

O Lord, bless Mohammad and his Aal

(family) and inspire us to know its

excellence and honor its dignity, and to

abstain from whatever Thou hast forbidden

in it; and help us to observe its fasts, by

restraining our limbs from disobeying Thee

and employing them in that which would

please Thee:

So that we may not lend our ears to any

vain (speech-such as singing, etc.) and may

not direct our eyes towards any

amusement; and so that we may not stretch

our hands towards anything forbidden,and

may not step with our feet towards

anything prohibited; and so that nothing

may fill our bellies but what Thou hast

made lawful and our tongue may not utter

anything save what Thou hast permitted;

and we may cease to exert ourselves except

in that which would bring us nearer Thy

reward, and stop doing everything save

that which would protect us from Thy


Then, purify all this from showiness loved

by the ostentatious and notoriety desired

by seekers of fame (so that) we may not, in

our worship of Thee, join anyone besides

Thee, and may not, therein desire any other

object except Thee.

O Lord, bless Mohammad and his Aal

(family) and give us grace to perform timely

the five prayers with due regard to their

limits which Thou hast enjoined and

ceremonies which Thou hast prescribed,

and times which Thou hast fixed; and in this

respect raise us to the rank of those who

performed them (i.e., the five daily prayers)

with success, who duly observed their

essential points, who always performed

them at (proper) times, in most perfect and

complete purity and most evident and

touching humility, according to the rules

laid down by Thy servant and Thy apostle,

Thy favors on him and his Aal (family),

concerning their bows and prostrations and

all the other excellent (rites).

And, O Lord, give us grace, in this month, to

show favor to our relations and do good to

them, and to take care of our neighbours

with kindness and benevolence, and to

purge our property of obligations, and

purify it by giving the legal alms; and to call

back him who deserted us, and be just to

him who was unjust to us, and make peace

with him who was hostile to us-far be it

from us to reconcile him who is abhorred

on account of Thee and for Thy sake; for,

verily he is an enemy whom we will never

be on good terms.

And give us grace, therein to approach

Thee by means of pure deeds, whereby

Thou mayest purify us of sins.

And guard us, therein, from, relapsing into

blemishes, so that, none of Thy angels may

have occasion to report unto Thee but such

of conduct as would (necessarily) fall under

the heads of obedience to Thee and means

of approaching Thee.

O Lord, I beg Thee for the sake of this

month, and for the sake of him who adored

Thee in it, from its beginning to the time of

its closing, whether he belonged to the

class of angels whom Thou didst advance

to nearness, or of prophets whom Thou

didst send, or of pious servants whom Thou

didst distinguish, to bless Muhammad and

his Aal (family) and make us, in this month,

worthy of that which Thou hast promised

to Thy friend out of Thy bounty; and

entitled us to that to which Thou hast

entitled those who are most diligent in Thy

service; and place us in the class of those

who deserve high and exalter (rank) by Thy


O Lord, bless Mohammad and his Aal

(family), and restrain us from unbelief in

Thy unity, and deficiency in glorifying Thee

and entertaining doubt in Thy religion,and

being blind to Thy path, and neglecting to

honor Thee, and being deceived by Satan,

Thy enemy, the stoned one.

O Lord, bless Mohammad and his Aal

(family), and since, in every night of the

nights of this our month, there are men

whom Thy pardon doth liberate, or whom

Thy forbearance forgives, therefore, let us

be of these men; and let us be to our

month the best of people and companions.

O Lord, bless Mohammad and his Aal

(family), and obliterate our sins along with

the disappearance of its crescent, and

remove from us our penalties with the

expiration of its days; so that the month

may pass from us while Thou hast cleansed

us, within it, of guilt's, and freed us of sins.

O Lord, bless Mohammad and his Aal

(family), and if we deviate in it then set us

right; and if we hesitate make us firm, and if

Satan, Thy enemy, overwhelms us then

deliver us from him.

O Lord, fill this month with our worship of

Thee alone, and adorn its moments with

our service to Thee; and help us in the day-

time to observe fast, and at night to pray

and beseech Thee and humble (ourselves)

unto Thee, and abase (ourselves) in thy

presence; so that neither its day may bear

witness against us of negligence, nor its

night of default.

O Lord, and let us be like this in all the

months and days, as long as Thou keeps us

alive; and let us be of Thy righteous

servants, who will inherit paradise, wherein

they shall live forever; and who do give

what they give with a fearing heart, for

verily, they shall return to Thee! And let us

be of those who are prompt in charity and

excel therein.

O Lord confers blessings on Mohammad

and his Aal (family), in every time and every

moment, and in every condition, greater in

number to the blessings Thou didst confer

on whomsoever Thou didst bless: Verily

Thou art the doer of what Thou resolves.

The Niyat (Intent) for keeping fast.

The fasts of the month of Ramadan are

obligatory. When the Crescent is sighted

we should declare to ourselves that, we will

keep all fasts during this month wajib

qurbatan ilallah i.e., to attain nearness to

Allah. Just like Salat/Namaz (prayers) the

Niyat of fasting is mental, and is the case

with Niyat of every action. To declare it in

words cannot only be defined as Niyat.