The dua for each new month and new year – the 8 things we all need

The dua for each new month and new year  - the 8 things we all need

Imam al-Baghawi, the great muhaddith narrated in his book ­al-Mu’jam that the Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to receive the new year with this dua

 O Allah, bring it (this month or year) to us with security, faith, wellness, Islam, protection from Satan, and approval and acceptance from the Most Gracious.

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

Talhah bin Ubaidullah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that at the sight of the new crescent, the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to supplicate:

عن طلحة بن عبيد الله رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا رأى الهلال قال‏:‏ ‏ “‏اللهم أهله علينا بالأمن والإيمان،والسلامة والإسلام، ربي وربك الله، هلال رشد وخير‏”‏. ‏(‏‏(‏رواه الترمذي وقال‏:‏ حديث حسن‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

O Allah, bring it over us  with security and Iman; with safety and Islam. (O moon!) Your Rabb Lord and mine is Allah. May this moon be bringing guidance and goodness.” [Tirmidhi]

As per another narration, Talhah bin `Ubaidullah said that when the Prophet (peace be upon him) would see a crescent moon, he would say:

عن طَلْحَةَ بْنِ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا رَأَى الْهِلاَلَ قَالَ :‏ “‏ اللَّهُمَّ أَهْلِلْهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْيُمْنِ وَالإِيمَانِ ، وَالسَّلاَمَةِ وَالإِسْلاَمِ، رَبِّي وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ ‏”‏ .‏ الترمذي.

O Allah, bring it over us with happiness and faith, and security and Islam. My Lord and your Lord is Allah. [Tirmidhi]

In another narration, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا رَأَى الْهِلَالَ قَالَ : ” اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، اللَّهُمَّ أَهِلَّهُ عَلَيْنَا بِالْأَمْنِ وَالْإِيمَانِ، وَالسَّلَامَةِ وَالْإِسْلَامِ، وَالتَّوْفِيقِ لِمَا يُحِبُّ رَبُّنَا وَيَرْضَى، رَبُّنَا وَرَبُّكَ اللَّهُ “. رواه الترمذي والدارمي.

Allah is the Most Great. O Allah, bring us the new moon with security and Faith, with peace and in Islam, and in harmony with what our Lord loves and what pleases Him. Our Lord and your Lord is Allah. [Tirmidhi and Darimi]

When you look at these narrations together, you can see that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was supplicating for eight things. These are the priorities for every human being.

8 Human needs and necessities:

1. Security from danger – الأمن

2. Faith: inward submission – الإيمان

3. Wellness and safety from harm and illness – السلامة

4. Islam: outward submission of the faculties to Allah -الإسلام

5. Protection from Satan -الحفظ من الشيطان

6. Approval and acceptance from Ar-Rahman (rida) -رضوان الرحمن

7. Success (tawfeeq) – التوفيق

8. Happiness (yumn) – اليُمن


The first need on the list is security. Allah Almighty mentions security in the Quran a great deal, most notably in Surat Quraysh:

لِإِيلَٰفِ قُرَيۡشٍ

For the accustomed security of the Quraysh –

إِۦلَٰفِهِمۡ رِحۡلَةَ ٱلشِّتَآءِ وَٱلصَّيۡفِ

Their accustomed security [in] the caravan of winter and summer –

فَلۡيَعۡبُدُواْ رَبَّ هَٰذَا ٱلۡبَيۡتِ

Let them worship the Lord of this House,

ٱلَّذِيٓ أَطۡعَمَهُم مِّن جُوعٖ وَءَامَنَهُم مِّنۡ خَوۡفِۭ

Who has fed them, [saving them] from hunger and made them safe, [saving them] from fear. [106:1-4]

Wars cost lives, cause loss and damage, divert resources and in our time, the world is even more interconnected. We have seen the effects of the war in the Ukraine, not just its obvious devastating impact on the country and those displaced, but additionally the far-reaching shock waves which have rippled through the world, causing surging inflation and uncertainty, volatility and disruption of global supply chains. Economists are already predicting that the war will have long lasting negative effects on the world economy and that is before considering the possibility of the war escalating to nuclear attacks.  


The Prophet (peace be upon him) confirmed the importance of faith in the dua. It is the internal submission to Allah and spiritual connection to Him.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

«ذاقَ طعمَ الإيمانِ، من رضيَ باللَّهِ ربًّا، وبالإسلامِ دينًا، وبمحمَّدٍ رسولًا» صحيح مسلم.

He has tasted the taste of faith, whoever is pleased with Allah as Lord, Islam as a religion, and Muhammad as a Messenger. [Muslim]

The pillars of Islam are the outward manifestation of our faith, through prayers, fasting and zakat, but imaan is our internal acquiescence with our religion and this brings us peace and tranquility. This is a comprehensive point.


Salama is wellness – physical as well as mental. The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to make dua for afiya.

Protection from Shaytan

The Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned protection from the Shaytan, which comes when we follow the obligations and commands of Allah Almighty.


Whatever we do we need to seek Allah’s approval and acceptance. This cannot be done without following the footsteps of the Prophet (peace be upon him). When Allah is pleased with us, we gain the acceptance of others.

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ إِذَا أَحَبَّ عَبْدًا دَعَا جِبْرِيلَ فَقَالَ إِنِّي أُحِبُّ فُلَانًا فَأَحِبَّهُ قَالَ فَيُحِبُّهُ جِبْرِيلُ ثُمَّ يُنَادِي فِي السَّمَاءِ فَيَقُولُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ فُلَانًا فَأَحِبُّوهُ فَيُحِبُّهُ أَهْلُ السَّمَاءِ قَالَ ثُمَّ يُوضَعُ لَهُ الْقَبُولُ فِي الْأَرْضِ

When Allah loves a servant, he calls Gabriel and he says: Verily, I love this person so you should love him. Then Gabriel loves him and makes an announcement in the heavens, saying: Allah loves this person and you should love him. Thus, the dwellers of the heavens love him and he is honoured on the earth.” [Bukhari and Muslim]


In the subsequent two narrations, the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked for yumn which is happiness, which is the main requirement for any human, otherwise they would be miserable. Allah said ‘qad aflaha almu’minoun’ – happy are those who believe. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was an optimist, he had a cheerful face and was always smiling.

The Prophet always had a smile on his face, kana Sal Allahu alayhi wasalam, daimal bishr. In Arabic bishr is good news, and hence the one who is delivering good news is mubashir. We know the experience of optimism at work. An optimistic person always leads the way and a pessimistic person always spoils the project, so avoid pessimism.


Tawfiq is any action that Allah loves. In order to get tawfiq we need to get Allah’s pleasure and the pleasure of our parents.

If we attain these eight things, we will have the right balance in our lives and secure our akhirah.

We ask Allah to grant us these and make each new month and year more blessed than the one before. Ameen

Shaykh Haytham Tamim – Khutbah 6th January 2023

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College). He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.