Alhamdulillah, The moon has been sighted and Allah Taala has blessed us with a new Islamic year commencing on this night of Monday 10th September 2018 Insha’Allah.
We ought to be grateful towards Allah for the bounties he has bestowed us and have remorse over our past sins. Yet still have faith in Allah that we will have a prosperous year in his obedience
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Hisham (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would learn the following du’a for when the new month or new year would begin:
اللهم أَدْخِلْهُ عَلينا بِالأمْنِ وَالإيمان وَالسَّلامَةِ وَالإسْلام وَرِضْوَانٍ مِّنَ الرَّحْمن وِجوارٍ مِّنَ الشَّيْطان
Allahumma adkhilhu ‘alayna bil amni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wa ridwanim minar Rahman, wa jiwarim minash shaytan
O Allah, bring this [month or year] upon us with security, iman, safety, Islam, your pleasure and protection from shaytan.
(Al-Mu’jamul Awsat of Tabarani, Hadith: 6237)