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Upon Sighting the Crescent

Upon Sighting the Crescent (186)
When the Messenger of Allah would see the crescent he used to say: 'Allăhu 'akbaru, 'allăhumma 'ahillahu `alaynă bil-'amni wal 'eemăni, was-salămati wal-'islămi, wat-tawfeeqi limă tuhibbu watardhă, rabbuna wa rabbuka 'allăhu (201)

Allah is greater [than everything], O my ilăh 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-Albăni 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-Dăramiy, and At-Tirmithi. Al-Albăni said it was sound due to its testimonials and that Ibn Hibbăn (#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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