Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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Upon Sighting the Crescent (186)
When the Messenger of Allah would see the crescent he used to say: 'Allãhu 'akbaru, 'allãhumma 'ahillahu `alaynã bil-'amni wal 'eemãni, was-salãmati wal-'islãmi, wat-tawfeeqi limã tuhibbu watardhã, rabbuna wa rabbuka 'allãhu (201)

Allah is greater [than everything], O my ilãh bring this month upon us in security and in faith, in peace and Islam [submission], and in making us successful to do what You love and approve of. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah. * Shaikh Al-Albãni Cautions: Many people face the crescent when supplicating, as they also face graves, and all of this is not allowed as it is affirmed in the legislation of our religion: "Nothing is faced during supplication other than that which is faced during prayer."


Reported by Ad-Dãramiy, and At-Tirmithi. Al-Albãni said it was sound due to its testimonials and that Ibn Hibbãn (#2375) said it was sound. At-Tirmithi said it was comely and it is #132 in The Authentic of Good Sayings

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