Moon sighting dua, Dua of seeing New moon/ Dua Upon Sighting Of The Crescent Moon
اللَّهُمَّ أَهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْيُمْنِ وَالْإِيمَانِ وَالسَّلَامَةِ وَالْإِسْلَامِ وَالتَّوْفِيقِ لِمَا تُحِبُّ وَتَرْضَى رَبِّي وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ
“O Allah, let this moon (month) pass over us with blessings, Iman, safety, and in the belief of Islam. Grant us the ability to act on the actions that You love and Pleases You. (O moon) My Lord and Your Lord is Allah”.
(Hisnul Hasin from Ibn Habban)
Hadith on Dua of seeing New moon- Moon sighting dua
عن طلحة بن عبيد الله رضي الله عنه، أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا رأى الهلال قال: اللهم أهلله علينا باليمن والإيمان والسلامة والإسلام ربي وربك الله (سنن الترمذي، الرقم: 3451)
Hazrat Talhah bin Ubaidillah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would recite the following dua when he would see the crescent (of the new month):
Moon sighting dua poster
What did Ibn Umar say when he saw the crescent moon?
Ibn Umar reported: Whenever the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, saw the new crescent moon, he would say, “Allah is the greatest! O Allah, bring it over us with safety and faith, peace and Islam, and guidance to what our Lord loves and is pleased with. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah. Source: Sunan al-Dārimī 1729
If the moon is sighted any place on earth, then why all Muslim Ummah cannot start the Islamic month on the same day.
Answer: When the moon is sighted in a place on earth, right at that moment there are two days and dates prevailing all over the globe. Some places have already started their next day. Those places can not start the month at that time.
They have to wait for the next sunset time to start new month, and hence their month will not start on the same day as the place where the moon was sighted.Suppose the moon is only possible to be seen in Hawaii and nowhere in the world. The time of starting Islamic month will be after sunset in Hawaii (around 6:00pm).
At that time in Tokyo (with 19 hours differece), the time will be 1:00pm of the next day. If this was month of Ramadan, this is way past Suhoor time in Tokyo. They cannot start fasting before the sighting However, if for the unity of Muslims, Ulamaa’ decide some convention, then all Muslim Ummah can start the Islamic month on the same day.(moonsighting.com answer)
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