It is obligatory to see the first night moon of the Holy month of Ramadan. When the crescent is sighted, turn towards Qiblah, raising hands towards the sky, address it as under:
RABBEE WA RABBUKALLAAHU RABBUL A’ALAMEEN ALLAAHUMMA AHILLAHOO
A’LAYNAA BIL-AMNI WAL EEMAANI WAS SALAAMATI WAL ISLAAMI WAL MUSAARAA’TI
ILAA MAA TUH’IBBU WAL TARZ’AA ALLAAHUMMA BAARIK LANAA FEE SHARINAA
HAAD’AA WAR-ZUQNAA KHAYRAHOO WA A’WNAHOO WAS’RIF A’NNAA Z’URRAHOO
WA SHARRAHOO WA BALAA-AHOO WA FITNATAHOO
My Lord and your Lord is Allah, the Lord of the worlds. O Allah for us let this month be a period of peace, faith, safety, and total submission to Thy will; make us walk apace swiftly to that which Thou like and approves. O Allah pour out much blessings on us in this month, make available for us its generous good and assistance, and keep us safe from the harm, evil, misfortune, and mischief that may try to trap us in this month.