Duas for rain

اللّهُمَّ اسْقِـنا غَيْـثاً مُغيـثاً مَريئاً مُريـعاً، نافِعـاً غَيْـرَ ضار، عاجِـلاً غَـيْرَ آجِل

Allaahumma 'asqinaa ghaythan mugheethan maree'an maree'an, naafi'an ghayradhaarrin, 'aajilan ghayra 'aajilin.

O Allah, shower upon us abundant rain, beneficial not harmful, swiftly and not delayed.

Abu Dawud 1/303.

اللّهُمَّ أغِثْنـا، اللّهُمَّ أغِثْنـا، اللّهُمَّ أغِثْنـا

Allaahumma 'aghithnaa, Allaahumma 'aghithnaa, Allaahumma 'aghithnaa.

O Allah , send us rain . O Allah , send us rain . O Allah , send us rain.

Al-Bukhari 1/224, Muslim 2/613.

اللّهُمَّ اسْقِ عِبادَكَ وَبَهـائِمَك، وَانْشُـرْ رَحْمَـتَكَ وَأَحْيِي بَلَـدَكَ المَيِّـت

Allaahum-masqi 'ibaadaka, wa bahaa'imaka, wanshur rahmataka, wa 'ahyi baladakal-mayyita

O Allah , give water to Your slaves , and Your livestock , and spread Your mercy , and revive Your dead land.

Abu Dawud 1/305.

Dua When raining

اللّهُمَّ صَيِّـباً نافِـعاً

Allaahumma sayyiban naafi an

O Allah, (bring) beneficial rain clouds.

Al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 2/518.

Dua after rainfall

مُطِـرْنا بِفَضْـلِ اللهِ وَرَحْمَـتِه

Mutirnaa bifadhlillaahi wa rahmatihi.

It has rained by the bounty of Allah and His mercy

Al-Bukhari 1/205, Muslim 1/83.

Dua for withholding the rain

اللّهُمَّ حَوالَيْنا وَلا عَلَيْـنا، اللّهُمَّ عَلى الآكـامِ وَالظِّـراب، وَبُطـونِ الأوْدِية، وَمَنـابِتِ الشَّجـر

Allaahumma hawaalaynaa wa laa 'alaynaa. Allaahumma 'alal-'aakaami wadh-dhiraabi, wa butoonil-'awdiyati, wa manaabitish-shajari.

O Allah , let it pass us and not fall upon us , but upon the hills and mountains, and the center of the valleys , and upon the forested lands.

Al-Bukhari 1/224, Muslim 1/614

Dua for withholding the rain

سُبْـحانَ الّذي يُسَبِّـحُ الـرَّعْدُ بِحَمْـدِهِ، وَالملائِكـةُ مِنْ خيـفَته

Subhaanal-lathee yusabbihur-ra'du bihamdihi walmalaa'ikatu min kheefatihi.

Glory is to Him Whom thunder and angels glorify due to fear of Him.

Whenever Abdullah bin Zubair (RA) would hear thunder, he would abandon all conversation and say this supplication.

Al-Muwatta' 2/992.

Blessing of the rain

The rain was a moment of joy, mercy and blessing from Allah Subhanahu Walala. Alhamdulillah. When it rains we should be happy and not upset. Some people are disturbed by the rain. In fact, we would be better off using our time to pray during the rainy season rather than worry. As it is mentioned in the hadiths,

In our efforts to pray to Almighty Allah to answer our prayers, use the best times that Allah has offered to grant their prayers. One of those moments is when it rains.

Allah SWT says,

"And it is He Who sends down the rain after they had despaired and spreads His mercy. And He is the Protector, the Praiseworthy " (Surat ash-Shura: 28).

"call upon me; I will respond to you. "Those who despise my worship will enter the ignominious hell.. (Sahih International: Surah Ghafir: 60)

This verse also shows that Allah shows mercy to His servants as He orders them to pray directly to Allah without an intermediary and it is guaranteed to be granted. It is narrated by Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that Once when rain fell from the sky, he told his servant to take out his bed and saddle.

Abu Jawzaa’ then asked Ibn Abbas: Why are you doing that, May Allah have mercy on you? Ibn Abbas then said: “Do you not read the book of Allah: “And we have sent down from the heavens water that is blessed” .Therefore I would like the blessing to fall (incur) on them.”

It is narrated by A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that, when it used to rain, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) used to pray for beneficial rain and say: “O Allah, bring beneficial rain clouds.” (Bukhari)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) also used to say: “We are given rain by Allah’s mercy, Allah’s providence, and Allah’s grace.” (Bukhari)

The time of rain is the time of mercy from Allah; We should take advantage of this time when Allah shows mercy to His slaves and makes a lot of dua.

There are many times and many places where dua is answered and one of them is when rain falls, as the Prophet said: “Two will not be rejected, dua when the adhan is being called and at the time of the rain.” (Abu Dawood)

As believers, the closer and more intimate our relationship is with nature, the stronger and certainly heal the impact such an affiliation can have on our faith and our relationship with Allah.(SWT).

We are invited as those around us to look when He sends us to reflect and give thanks in the form of rain. So appreciate this great rain and turn to Him sincerely and be one of His loved ones.

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