Dua for Islamic new year and wishing someone on Islamic new year

Q: As our new Islamic year, Muharram, starts from tomorrow, can we wish eachother on the new Islamic year or is it against Islam?

Is there any new Islamic year Dua in Arabic established from the Hadith or not? People are sending duas particularly on this day

Also, tell me about the virtue of fasting on 9th and 10th of Muharram Ashura day fasting in Islam?

A: This is not established in the sunnah.

Yes. It is reported in the Hadith that the Sahabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) would learn the following Dua and recite it at the beginning of a new Islamic month or new Islamic year:

اللَّهُمَّ أَدْخِلْهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْأَمْنِ، وَالْإِيمَانِ، وَالسَّلَامَةِ، وَالْإِسْلَامِ، وَرِضْوَانٍ مِنَ الرَّحْمَنِ، وَجِوَارٍ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ

The month of Muharram is one of the four sacred months of the Islamic calendar. Carrying out any righteous action in any of the sacred months earns multiplied rewards. Apart from this, it appears in the Hadith that fasting on any day of the Mubaarak month of Muharram earns one the reward for fasting for an entire month. Hence fasting in the month of Muharram is encouraged, especially fasting on the two specific days which are regarded as Sunnah (i.e. the ninth and tenth or tenth and eleventh). The Hadith explains that fasting on the tenth of Muharram expiates the previous years minor sins.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

حدثنا محمد بن علي الصائغ قال: نا مهدي بن جعفر الرملي قال: نا رشدين بن سعد، عن أبي عقيل زهرة بن معبد، عن جده عبد الله بن هشام قال: «كان أصحاب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، يتعلمون هذا الدعاء إذا دخلت السنة أو الشهر: اللهم أدخله علينا بالأمن، والإيمان، والسلامة، والإسلام، ورضوان من الرحمن، وجوار من الشيطان».

لا يروى هذا الحديث عن عبد الله بن هشام إلا بهذا الإسناد، تفرد به رشدين بن سعد.(المعجم الأوسط ، الرقم :6241، وقال الهيثمي في مجمع الزوائد: رواه الطبراني في الأوسط، وإسناده حسن ، الرقم : 17150

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)