Thursday, the 10th March 2016 is declared holiday for all Government and private schools in UAE 🙂
Here is some beautiful info on rain and our beloved Prophet’s attitude, du’aa and adhkaar……
For people who live in a desert, rain is unusual.
And this once-in-a-blue-moon thing is happening in the United Arab Emirates!
Man, however, is an extremist by nature. When there is no rain, he yearns for it. And when it rains, he becomes restless and shows signs of ingratitude.
As a Muslim we need to know that our Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam not only sought rain but when it rained, he also enjoyed it as much as he could.
How amazing it would be if we also did as the Messenger of Allah did!
Read the following hadeeths:
Abu Saeed al Khudri, one of the beloved companions of the Messenger of Allah, narrates:
“A cloud came and it rained till the roof started leaking and in those days the roof used to be of the branches of date-palms. Iqama was pronounced and I saw Allah’s Messenger (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) prostrating in water and mud and even I saw the mark of mud on his forehead.” Sahih al Bukhari
Another great companion, Anas bin Malik radhiyallahu anhu, says
“I saw rain water trickling down his beard”. (Read the first hadeeth in this link)
Our glorious Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam use to make this beautiful du’aa during rain:
اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهُ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا …. O Allah! Make it a Beneficial Rain.
This du’aa is to be said upon hearing thunder:
Following are some of the other du’aas (Supplications) for and during rain:
‘O Allaah, send upon us helpful, wholesome and healthy rain, beneficial not harmful rain, now, not later.’
‘O Allaah, relieve us, O Allaah, relieve us, O Allaah, relieve us.’
‘O Allaah, provide water for Your servants and Your cattle, spread out Your mercy and resurrect Your dead land.’
Here are some du’aas (supplications) to be said during windstorm, thunderstorm or hurricanes:
‘O Allah, I ask You for it’s goodness and I take refuge with You from it’s evil.’
“O Allah, I ask You for it’s goodness, the good within it, and the good it was sent with, and I take refuge with You from it’s evil, the evil within it, and from the evil it was sent with.”
“O Allah, don’t end our lives with Your wrath, and do not make us perish with Your punishment and forgive us before that.”
The du’aa in the picture below is the supplication to be made after the rainfall.
This du’aa is in fact an expression of one’s gratitude to one’s Creator for His blessings and mercy.
Also, we need to make more and more du’aa and seek forgiveness when it rains as it is one of the Best Times to make du’aa.
Dear brothers and sisters, if possible try to go out in rain and make prostration in water and mud and have a mark of mud on your foreheads as did our Role Model.
Boys can pray outside the Masjid just two Ra’kah nafl and enjoy water falling on you.
Sal-lal-laahu-‘Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-Alaihi-wa-sallam.
Jazakallahu Khayra for reading this post.