Prophet Abraham was born on this day and in accordance with reports cited by Shaikh Mufid and Shaikh Tusi, Imam Ali Amir ul-Mumineen (peace be upon him) married Sayyeda Fatima Zahra (peace be upon her) on this day.Recite Tasbih & Salat of Syeda Fatima(sa)
Like two star clusters coming together to form a supermassive galaxy, the marriage of Ali and Fatima produced the purest and most noble dynasty to ever exist, prophesied by Abraham a thousand years before (Book of Genesis 17:20)
This is a very blessed day, and there are several observances relating to it as follows:
1.It is recommended to observe fasting on this day, for its reward is equal to the reward of eighty-month worship.
2.It is recommended to offer Salat Fatimah. According to Shaykh al-Tusi, this prayer consists of four units (2x2). In each unit, Surah al-Fatihah is recited once and Surah al-Tawhid repeated fifty times. After completion of the prayer, recite the Tasbih of Sayyeda Fatima (peace be upon her) and say:
سُبْحَانَ ذِي ٱلْعِزِّ ٱلشَّامِخِ ٱلْمُنِيفِ
subhana dhi al`izzi alshshamikhi almunifi
Glory be to the Lord of Honor and Sublime Authority.
سُبْحَانَ ذِي ٱلْجَلاَلِ ٱلْبَاذِخِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
subhana dhi aljalali albadhikhi al`azimi
Glory be to the Lord of Majesty and Exalted Greatness.
سُبْحَانَ ذِي ٱلْمُلْكِ ٱلْفَاخِرِ ٱلْقَدِيمِ
subhana dhi almulki alfakhiri alqadimi
Glory be to the Lord of eternal, splendid sovereignty.
سُبحَانَ مَنْ يَرَىٰ أَثَرَ ٱلَّنمْلِ فِي ٱلصَّفَا
subhana man yara athara alnnamli fi alssafa
Glory be to Him Who makes out the footprints of the ant on the stone.
سُبحَانَ مَنْ يَرَىٰ وَقْعَ ٱلطَّيْرِ فِي ٱلْهَوَاءِ
subhana man yara waq`a alttayri fi alhawa'i
Glory be to Him Who knows the exact time and place of the bird dipping down through the air.
سُبحَانَ مَنْ هُوَ هٰكَذَا لاَ هكَذَا غَيْرُهُ
subhana man huwa hakadha la hakadha ghayruhu
Glory be to Him Who is like this and no one other than Him is like this.
3.It is recommended to offer a two unit prayer half an hour before midday (noon). In each unit, Surah al-Fatihah is recited once and Surah al-Tawhid, Ayah al-Kursi, and Surah al-Qadr repeated ten times each.
4.One who fears an oppressor and says the following words on this day will be saved, by Almighty Allah:
حَسْبِي حَسْبِي حَسْبِي
hasbi hasbi hasbi
Sufficient, sufficient, sufficient,
مِنْ سُؤَالِي عِلْمُكَ بِحَالِي
min su'ali `ilmuka bihali
unto my prayer is Your knowledge with my status.
Dua after Moon sighting - Iqbal Aamal
“O‟ my God! This is the crescent moon of the month which You have exalted. You honored it, declared it, raised it, praised its first ten days, and established ceremonies during it with prosperity for the worshippers.
You unveiled the Trusteeship to the nation and removed the sorrows during what happened in Al-Ghadir in the eighth year. The Almighty God made His Secret public and perfected the religion. You said, “This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.”1
You also made this month especial with the Invocation Day on which You clearly showed the true faith to the atheists and bestowed a noble rank on those who prepared for it. You also placed other goods and secrets in it that shall be explained with clear narrations and sound reasons.
You also established it as a month in preparation for the next month being the month of trial. You started with Kindness and Favors after we encounter the contentment with manifold calamities that occurred in fighting the enemies.
O‟ my God!You honored us with the knowledge of these blessings and invited us to the party in which these tables are spread.
Please purify us such that we may deserve to be in the company of the pure ones and receive the favor of Your Glad Tidings. Please bestow on us what even the eloquent speakers are unable to express.
The benefits of Your Mercy and Tablespread are free of impurities, protected from danger of sins, and is in line with bestowing before asking. Please start with those who first open the gates of prosperity and salvation, and let the people we care for be partners with us in this.
Please unite our hearts in what is good with Your Mercy! O‟ the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.”