Salaam Alaykum Dear ,
7.00 PM UPDATED – Wednesday 16th May – Moon has been sighted, First day of Ramadhan will be Thursday 17th May.
The moon has been sighted across various parts of Australia, 1st night is Wednesday 16th May – 1st day of Ramadhan being Thursday 17th May 2018.
Tonight, Wednesday 16th May it is expected we will commence the first night of the Holy Month of Ramadhan.
Attached are Calendar’s you can use during this month.
Dua for Sighting of the Moon and 1st night of Ramadhan
Du’a on sighting the new moon of Ramadhan
The new moon of Ramadhan is special to Muslims. It announces the start of the holy month and the beginning of the blessings and mercy associated with Ramadhan. According to the Holy Prophet (s) whoever sees the new moon of Ramadhan should recite the following Du’a.1
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful.
My Lord and your Lord is Allah,
Lord of the worlds
O Allah let the new moon bring us,
peace and faith
safety and submission
and a hastening towards what you like
and are pleased with.
O Allah bless us in this month of ours,
and give us of its good,
and its assistance
Keep us away from its harm,
and its evil,
and its trials.
Allah has decreed that Muslims use the movement of the moon to determine the passing of months and years. When the early Muslims were asked about the new moon, Allah revealed a verse saying:
يسئلونك عن الأهلة قُل هى مواقيت للناس والحج
They ask you concerning the new moons. Say; they are times appointed for (the benefit of) people, and (for) pilgrimage. (2:189)
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
ربي وربُك الله
اللهم اهله علينا بالأمن والإيمان
والمُسارعة إلى ما تُحب وترضى
اللهم بارك لنا في شهرنا هذا وارزقنا خيره وعونه
واصرف عنا ضره وشره
This Du’a is highly beneficial, and may be read at the beginning of every lunar month. (Translator)
Du’as for each day of Ramadhan
O Allah, on this day
make my fasts the fasts of those who fast (sincerely),
and my standing up in prayer of those
who stand up in prayer (obediently),
awaken me in it from the sleep of the heedless,
and forgive me my sins , O God of the worlds,
and forgive me, O one who forgives the sinners.
اللهم اجعل صيامي فيه صيام الصائمين
وقيامي في قيام القائمين
ونبهني في عن نومة الغافلين
وهب لي جُرمي فيه يا إله العالمين
واغف عني يا عافياً عن المجرمين