A Pakistani Muslim prays for tsunami victims during the Friday noon prayer at a mosque in Islamabad, 07 January 2005. Pakistani people observed "Yom-e-Dua or "Prayer Day" across the nation to pray for the victims of the tsunami disaster, which has claimed so far 165,000 lives after it devastated the Asian coastline on 26 December 2004. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD
When the moon of Rajab was sighted, Prophet Peace Be Upon Him used to ask his companions to recite this dua.
Allahumma barik lana fi Rajab wa Sha’ban wa ballighna Ramadan.
The translation of this dua is “O Allah make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us and let us reach the month of Ramadan.”