My beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam’s beloved devotees, it is a general tradition that an eminent and renowned personality is always welcomed with eagerness and enthusiasm. The sacred months, especially Muharram-ul-Haram, should also be welcomed in the same way. On the sighting of the moon of Muharram, we should recite the following prayer in order for the whole year to pass through peacefully.
O Allah! You are Eternal and Everlasting, this is the new year and in this I pray to You for protection against Satan and his associates. I also seek Your help in fighting against my desires and to engage myself in acts of worship that will bring me closer to You. I seek Your help O Merciful One.
The reward of praying this supplication is that the devils say, ‘Alas! We have lost hope in misguiding him.’ And two angels are appointed on the recitor who protect and safeguard him throughout the year.
Two Rak’at Salaah
On the 1st of Muharram pray two rak’ats with Surah Ikhlas three times after Surah Fatiha in each rak’at. Then pray this dua:
The author of Jawahir, Aini reports that whosoever prays the Salah mentioned above followed by the dua, then two angels are appointed for his protection and the devil will have no influence over him.