O obedient creature,
speedy and untiring,
frequenter of the mansions of determination,174
moving about in the sphere of governance!
I have faith in Him who
lights up darknesses through thee,
illuminates jet-black shadows by thee,
appointed thee one of the signs of His kingdom
and one of the marks of His authority,
and humbled thee through increase and decrease,
rising and setting,
illumination and eclipse.
In all of this thou art obedient to Him,
prompt toward His will.
Glory be to Him!
How wonderful is what He has arranged in thy situation!
How subtle what He has made for thy task!
He has made thee the key
to a new month
for a new situation.
So I ask God, my Lord and thy Lord,
my Creator and thy Creator,
my Determiner and thy Determiner,
my Form-giver and thy Form-giver,
that He bless Muhammad and his Household
and appoint thee
a crescent of blessings not effaced by days
and of purity not defiled by sins;
a crescent of security from blights
and of safety from evil deeds;
a crescent of auspiciousness containing no misfortune,
of prosperity accompanied by no adversity,
of ease not mixed with difficulty,
of good unstained by evil;
a crescent of security and faith,
favour and good-doing,
safety and submission!
bless Muhammad and his Household,
place us among
the most satisfied of those
over whom the crescent has risen,
the purest of those
who have looked upon it,
the most fortunate of those
who have worshipped Thee under it;
give us the success during [the new month] to repent,
preserve us within it from misdeeds,
guard us therein from pursuing disobedience to Thee,
allot to us within it thanksgiving for Thy favour,
clothe us during it in the shields of well-being,
and complete for us Thy kindness
by perfecting therein obedience to Thee!
Surely Thou art All-kind, Praiseworthy.
And bless Muhammad and his Household, the good, the pure.
WA KAANA MIN DUA'AA-IHEE A'LAY-HIS-SALAAMU ID'AA NAZ'ARA ILAAL-HILAAL
AL-MUTARAD-DIDU FEE MANAAZILIT-TAQ-DEER
AL-MUTAS'AR-RIFU FEE FALAKIT-TAD-BEER
WA AW-Z''AH'A BIKAL-BUHAM
WA JAA'LAKA AAAYATAM-MIN AAAYAATI MUL-KIH
WA A'LAAMTAM-MIN A'LAAMAATI SUL-T'AANIH
FEE KUL-LI D'ALIKA ANTA LAHOO MUT'EEA'-
WA ILAAA IRAADATIHEE SAREEA'-
MAAA AA'-JABA MAA DAB-BARA FEEE AM-RIK
WA AL-T'AFA MAA S'ANAA' FEE SHAA-NIKA!
JAA'LAKA MIF-TAAH'A SHAH-RIN H'AADITHIL-LIAM-RIN H'AADITH
WA KHAALIQEE WAKHAALIQAK
WA MUQAD-DIREE WAMUQAD-DIRAK
WA MUS'AW-WIREE WAMUS'W-WIRAK
AY-YUS'AL-LEEA A'LAA MUH'AM-MADIW-WAAALIH
WA AY-YAJ-A'LAKA HILAALA
WA T'AHAARATIL-LAA TUDAN-NISUHAAL-AAATHAAM
HILAALA SAA'-DIL-LAA NAH'-SA FEEH
WA YUM-NIL-LAA NAKADA MAA'H
WA YUS-RIL-LAA YUMAAZIJUHOO U'S-R
WA KHAY-RIL-LAA YASHOOBUHOO SHAR
HILAALA AM-NIW-WA EEMAAN
WA NIA'-MATIW-WA IH'-SAAN
WA SALAAMATIW-WA IS-LAAM
AL-LAAHUM-MA S'AL-LI A'LAA MUH'AM-MADIW-WA AAALIH
AR-Z''AA MAN T'ALAA' A'LAY-H
WA AZ-KAA MAN-NAZ'ARA ILAY-H
WA AS-A'DA MAN TAA'B-BADA LAKA FEEH
WA WAF-FIQ-NAA FEEHEE LILT-TAW-BAH
WA AA'-S'IM-NAA FEEHEE MINAL-H'AW-BAH
WAH'-FAZ'-NAA FEEHEE MIM-MUBAASHARATI MAA'-S'EEATIK
WA AW-ZIA'-NAA FEEHEE SHUK-RA NIA'-MATIK
WA AL-BIS-NAA FEEHEE JUNANAL-A'AFEEAH
WA AT-MIM A'LAY-NAA BIS-TIK-MAALI T'AAA'TIKA FEEHIL-MIN-NAH
WA S'AL-LAAL-LAAHOO A'LAA MUH'AM-MADIW-WA AAALIHIT'-T'AY-YIBEENAT'-T'AAHIREEN
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On seeing the new moon
It has come in many authentic traditions that after seeing the new moon of every month of Hijri calendar one must see particular things as mentioned below:
After seeing the new moon of Mohurrum, see water or Turquoise.
After seeing the new moon of Safar, look at a child’s face or at the palm of the hand.
After seeing the new moon of Rabi I, look at still water.
After seeing the new moon of Rabi II, look at flowing water.
After seeing the new moon of Jamadi I, look at the new moon itself.
After seeing the new moon of Jamadi II, look at the sky and the earth.
After seeing the new moon of Rajab, look at the Holy Quran or back of the hand.
After seeing the new moon of Shaban, look at the face of an elderly person.
After seeing the new moon of Ramadan, look at the face of the wife and family.
 Miftah al-Falah, Ash-Shaykh Bahai, Pg. 612