Supplicating during rainfall


Question: Is it legislated to supplicate [to Allaah] during rainfall; did the Prophet ﷺ or his companions do so?

Response: Yes, when rain would fall, the Prophet ﷺ would say:

«Rain has fallen upon us by Allaah’s Favour and His Mercy; O Allaah make it a beneficial rain cloud [for us]»

And if the rainfall was plentiful, and there was fear that it would cause harm, then [in this case] the Prophet ﷺ would supplicate:

«O Allaah, [let the rain fall] around us and not upon us; O Allaah, [let the rain fall] on the pastures, hills, valleys and the roots of trees»

Translation originally published on 17 December, 2015

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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